Drew Barrymore“s half-sister has been found dead.
A 47-year-old woman was found unresponsive in a car in National City, San Diego on Tuesday morning.
Her identity was later confirmed as Jessica Barrymore, Drew”s older half-sister, who would have celebrated her birthday on Thursday. National City police currently have the cause of death as “unknown”.
Drew Barrymore”s half-sister has been found dead
The deceased and Drew share the same father, actor John Barrymore, and Drew has not yet publicly addressed the loss.
Jessica”s mother was his third wife of four, Nancy Wayne. Former child star Drew divorced her parents as a teenager and recently spoke about why she still doesn’t have a relationship with her mother Jaid Mako.
“Ugh, I mean, my relationship with my mom is so complicated,” she told Marie Claire magazine in January while pregnant with her and husband Will Kopelman’s second daughter Frankie. “I”ve always been empathetic toward my mom, and I was even more so when I had a kid and we had a really amazing conversation about it.
Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman
“However, it hasn”t enabled me to lessen the distance. It”s the hardest subject in my life. I”ve never just been angry with her. I”ve always felt guilt and empathy and utter sensitivity. But we can”t really be in each other”s lives at this point.”
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial star Drew, checked into rehab when she was just 13 years old and is known for her troubled working childhood. She has said being a part of Will’s family since they had little girl Olive was an eye-opening experience.
“I didn”t think I would ever get to experience that,” she said. “This is so safe and positive and healthy because they have their values intact. It was huge for me. And that”s what I want for my family.”