Drew Barrymore releases statement following sister’s death

Drew Barrymore has released a statement regarding the recent news of her half-sister’s untimely death.

The actress gave her condolences to the immediate family of Jessica Barrymore, saying: “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.”

Jessica was the daughter of John Barrymore, Drew’s father, and his third wife, Nina Wayne.

She was found dead in her car yesterday; today would have been her 48th birthday.