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‘It Was Out Of The Blue’: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Speaks Of Sister’s Death For First Time

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Speaks Sister Death

Jan. 4 2019, Updated 9:51 a.m. ET

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Almost four months have passed since Julia Louis-Dreyfus lost her sister to a drug and alcohol overdose. And now, for the first time, the actress is speaking out about the tragedy.

It was out of the blue,” Julia, 57, told the New Yorker in a recent interview about her late sibling, Emma Louis-Dreyfus. readers know Emma passed away after suffering a seizure at a California campsite this August 13. Though her death was initially regarded as a mystery, it was soon revealed that her crisis was caused by a cocaine and alcohol overdose.

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“Given the fact that that heinous s**t came out, I would simply say I’ve kept this under wraps out of reverence for my dearest Emma,” Julia said.

“It’s been a very bad period of time,” she admitted. readers know Emma’s death is not the only tragedy Julia has had to deal with over the past few years.

In September 2016, she mourned the passing of her father, and took the stage two days later to accept her seventh Emmy Award.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Then, on September 2017, she announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, after months of treatment, she is now in remission.

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