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Coroner's report: Drew Barrymore's half-sister died of accidental drug overdose

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Coroner's report: Drew Barrymore's half-sister died of accidental drug overdose

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Aug 27, 2014

Actress Drew Barrymore's half-sister Jessica Barrymore died from an accidental drug overdose, a coroner has determined. Barrymore, 47, was found dead in her car blocking a residential driveway in National City, California, on July 29.

"Toxicology tests revealed that she had methamphetamine, alcohol, methadone, tramadol and nordiazepam in her system, according the San Diego County Medical Examiner," reports CNN

"Drew Barrymore, who was born nine years after Jessica, met her half-sister only 'briefly,' she said in a statement," CNN further reports. "I wish her and her loved ones as much peace as possible and I'm so incredibly sorry for their loss," Drew said.

Both women shared the same father, actor John Drew Barrymore, but had different mothers.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.