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Nick and Aaron Carter's sister Leslie dies at 25; tour continues

February 1, 2012 | 12:42 pm

Leslie Carter dead at 25
Former Backstreet Boy Nick Carter's sister, Leslie, passed away Tuesday at the age of 25, delivering a shock to the family which includes singing brother Aaron.

"Our family is grieving right now and it’s a private matter. We are deeply saddened for the loss of our beloved sister, daughter and granddaughter, Leslie Carter," the clan said in a statement.

"We request the utmost privacy during this difficult time," they added to Access Hollywood, which broke the story.

Mystery surrounds the cause of death, which went down in upstate New York, as no further information is available on her passing. Leslie had one go at the family business, a single called "Like Wow!' on the 2001 soundtrack to "Shrek."

And speaking of the family business, Nick has no intention of stopping his current tour across the northeast. His next stop is as soon as Thursday at New York's Irving Plaza.

"Performing is cathartic to me and I am dedicating the rest of my tour to my sister, since she loved to watch me perform," his rep told People.


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Photo: Aaron and Leslie Carter pose at a Lupus Foundation fundraiser in August 2006 in Hollywood. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images