Drew Barrymore's half-sister Jessica Barrymore found dead

drew-barrymore-sister-jessica-barrymore-dead.jpgSad news for the Barrymore family Wednesday (July 30). A woman who was found dead in a car in National City, Calif. has been identified as Jessica Barrymore, half-sister to actress Drew Barrymore, reports the local ABC affiliate.

Marta Lopez, the woman who discovered the body, tells ABC-10 that a car was blocking her driveway early Tuesday morning. Upon approaching the car, Lopez saw a woman in the driver's seat and tried to see if the woman needed help, but she was unresponsive. When Lopez saw dozens of pills scattered around the passenger seat, she called 911.

Drew has issued a statement to the New York Daily News: "Although I only met her briefly, I wish her and her loved ones as much peace as possible and I'm so incredibly sorry for their loss."

Brahma "Jessica" Blyth Barrymore is actor John Barrymore's third of four children that also include John Jr., 60, Blyth, 54, and Drew, 39. They are all half-siblings to one another.
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