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Reports: Julia Roberts’ mother, Betty Lou Motes, dies at 80

Julia Roberts’ mother, Betty Lou Motes, died on Thursday.
Julia Roberts’ mother, Betty Lou Motes, died on Thursday. Instagram

Betty Lou Motes, mother of Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts, has died at the age of 80, according to several media outlets.

In Touch Weekly and The New York Post report that Motes died early Thursday.

She had lung cancer and was receiving treatment at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., at the time of her death, sources close to the family told In Touch Weekly.

Her death comes a little more than a year since Roberts’ half-sister, Nancy Motes, 37, died of a drug overdose on Feb. 9, 2014. Her death was ruled a suicide.

Betty Lou was said to be living with Roberts and her family in their Los Angeles home.

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