The year 2012 is the year of bereavement for the Carter family.
Access Hollywood reports that Leslie Carter, 25-year-old sister to Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys and singer Aaron Carter, died before her time, leaving a family of three-year-long husband Mike and daughter Alyssa Jane who is not yet a year.
The death occurred on Tuesday in New York; other details, including the cause, are not yet known.
The Carters’ spokesperson issued a statement saying that Leslie’s parents, grandparents, and four siblings are “grieving” and expect the public to treat it as a private matter, pleading for “the utmost privacy.”
Leslie Carter recorded her debut album – which wasn’t released – in 1999 and surfaced as a Shrek soundtrack artist with the song Like Wow! in 2001. She also featured on the reality show House of Carters in 2006.