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Kristen Johnston’s Younger Sister Dies: ‘She’s Finally at Peace’

Actress Kristen Johnston is mourning the loss of her sister Julie, who died on Monday.

Kristen announced the news on Twitter, writing, “Yesterday my beautiful younger sister Julie lost her battle with addiction,” adding a broken heart emoji.

Johnston continued, “I know she’s finally at peace. She had the best belly laugh in the world.”

The post included a sunny photo of the pair, in which Kristen has her arms around Julie.

The 52-year-old “Mom” star has opened up about her own addiction issues in the past, including in her 2012 memoir, “Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster.”

At the time, she told Entertainment Weekly, "The most important thing I want to express to people is that I’m not cured. I could probably relapse in a minute. Who knows? It’s just a weird disease that sneaks up on you and all of a sudden you’re boozing at the bar, or whatever. And it doesn’t have to be because of you or pressure or this-or-that. It just can be."

Johnston continued, "The most important thing is that I didn’t want to set myself up for failure and be like, 'Look at me!' I wanted to write the book that I needed when I was suffering."