Tragedy for Veep star after sister's overdose death

Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has lost her younger sister to a reported drug overdose.

Emma Louis-Dreyfus, who shared a father with the Veep star, died after she had a seizure on August 13 while camping with several other people in Nevada County, California, DailyMailTV reports.  

Chief Deputy Coroner Mike Sullivan told Nevada County’s Union newspaper on September 11 that Emma Louis-Dreyfus’s death was accidental and caused by combined cocaine and ethanol intoxication. She was 44. 

Like her sister, she spent her younger years living in New York City.

Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s younger sister Emma (pictured) has died from a drug overdose. She was 44. Source: Facebook/ Emma Louis-Dreyfus

In 1998, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was a clinical social worker. 

Her obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle notes that she was a “brilliant, progressive thinker and supporter of social justice,” “an ardent animal lover,” and “adored children, especially her niece and nephews”. 

The nephews include the former Seinfeld star’s two adult sons with writer and producer Brad Hall: Charles, 26, and Henry, 21.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus pictured at the Emmys in 2017. Source: Getty Images

Louis-Dreyfus’s representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

It follows the death of the Veep star’s father William in 2016.

She dedicated her Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, her fifth overall, to him which she received days after he died.