Drew Barrymore’s half sister, Jessica Barrymore, was found dead in her car in San Diego, California on Tuesday. The city’s local ABC affiliate reports that the 47-year-old was found in her car around 6 a.m. by a nearby resident, Marta Lopez.
The witness says she was trying to leave for work when she noticed the car blocking her driveway. She adds that Jessica’s seat was reclined, and that there was a SoBe energy drink between her legs. Marta called the police when she saw dozens of white pills scattered on the passenger seat.
The cause of Jessica’s death is still unknown, pending autopsy. She would have turned 48 on Thursday.
“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,” Drew said in a statement. The women shared the same father, John Barrymore.