Nick and Aaron Carter in shock after sister dies

Thursday February 2, 2012

Singers Nick and Aaron Carter are grieving over the loss of their sister Leslie who was just 25.

She passed away in upstate New York where she had moved in order to be close to her family while she was battling an addiction to prescription medIcation.

Sources say the family had left her alone for about an hour to run errands and when they returned, they found her dead.

Leslie, pictured centre with her siblings, leaves behind a 10-month-old daughter.

The family released a statement saying: “We are deeply saddened for the loss of our beloved sister, daughter, and granddaughter Leslie Carter.

"Our family is grieving right now and it’s a private matter.”

An autopsy has been performed and there are no visible signs of trauma. The toxicology report is expected to determine the cause of death. 

Thirty-two-year-old Nick will continue the tour with the Backstreet Boys and dedicate it to his sister.

Meanwhile Aaron has logged on to his sister’s facebook page and written: "Hey, this is aaron, we are going to keep her facebook up! i will add ppl so we keep leslie alive! we love les."

Photo: © Getty

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