Nick Carter's Sister Passes Away at 25

The year 2012 is the year of bereavement for the Carter family.

Nick Carter and Sister Leslie

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.

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