Julia Louis-Dreyfus suffers tragedy as her sister is found dead after overdose

Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s half-sister has died after overdosing on cocaine and alcohol.

Emma Louis-Dreyfus, 44, was found dead at a campsite in South Yuba River State Park, California.

She died on August 13 and her cause of death was cocaine and ethanol intoxication, according to the Daily Mail .

Her death was ruled accidental by the Nevada County Coroner’s Office last month.

Emma has the same billionaire father William Louis-Dreyfus as actress Julia.


She did not leave behind a will at the time of her death and had an estate thought to be worth $23 million.

She had recently set up a company to develop property for marijuana production and invested $4.5 million in the project.

Chief Deputy Coroner Mike Sullivan told The Union Emma’s toxicology test results came back last week.

She died of combined cocaine and ethanol intoxication.

"I would say she had elevated amounts of each," he said.

She was at a campsite with three or four other people at the time of her seizure and authorities found suspected cocaine at the scene.

The tragedy comes after Seinfeld and Veep actress Julia admitted last week that she was "very lucky" to be alive after being diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2017.

The 57-year-old actress has not commented publicly on her sister’s death.

An obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle says Emma was a social worker.

"Emma was a large presence despite her short stature, filling rooms with her exuberance and irreverent laugh," the obituary read.

"Dinner party games were a must with her. Favorites included charades, cards, Balderdash, Twister, Monopoly.

"She enjoyed the camaraderie and the competition of playing sports (soccer, touch-football, tennis, softball), drank Tab and always had gumballs and Werther’s in her bag to hand out."

Her mother Phyllis Louis-Dreyfus now has authority over her estate valued at $23 million.

Her father, French-born businessman William Louis-Dreyfus, died in 2016 and had an estimated wealth of $3.4 billion.

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