Julia Roberts' mother dies at 80

Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts' mother Betty Lou Motes has passed away after a prolonged battle with lung cancer. She was 80.

Julia Roberts' mother dies at 80

New York: Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts' mother Betty Lou Motes has passed away after a prolonged battle with lung cancer. She was 80.

Motes died yesterday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, where she was being treated, sources close to the family said, reported the New York Post.

The news comes a little more than a year after it was learned that Roberts' half-sister, Nancy Motes, committed suicide.

Motes was living with her daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren before her death. A request for comment from Roberts' representative was not immediately returned.

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