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Nick Carter Speaks Out About Sister Leslie's Death

Nick Carter Speaks Out About Sister Leslie's Death

Nick Carter has opened up about the death of his younger sister, Leslie.

Nick Carter is thankful to the many people and the fans who have shared their wishes and prayers during this tragic time. We want to let the fans know the tour will go on as promised,” a rep for the 32-year-old musician told

“Performing is cathartic to me and I am dedicating the rest of my tour to my sister since she loved to watch me perform,” Nick said.

“We ask the press to respect Nick‘s privacy during his time of grief,” the statement concluded.

Leslie passed away at the age of 25.

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  • fitzlombard

    “We ask the press to respect Nick’s privacy during his time of grief,”

    oh be sure about that!

    condoleances to the family tho…

  • No words

    well he didn’t really speak about her death as the title of this post implied. He talked about continuing his tour though. Such a tragedy to have to lose a sister at such a young age. RIP

  • crying

    omg this breaks my heart. I would die myself if I lost my sister. :(

  • yjhk

    Omg, come on. This was gunna happen sooner or later!

  • fitzlombard

    who the heck did minus me? i dont even know who the blond guy is! i was just beiing nice!

  • Really?

    Very sad such a young pretty girl.
    How did she die? Illness? Accident?
    I hoe it was one of these things in that they family can accept more. these things are beyond anyone’s control. If it ws oher, harder for them to accept.

  • coralee

    so sorry for ur loss nick and the rest of ur family

  • Multi ethnic Goddess

    @crying: Me too. May she rest in peace whatever the cause of her death was, she’s still gone. For God’s sake, have some respect people. Didn’t your mommies teach you what respect is?! UGH

  • lcp2010

    My thoughts and prayers are with Nick and the Carter family.

    Gone way to soon…R.I.P. Leslie

  • Mirabelle

    OH my gosh, I can’t believe it, That’s terribly sad. my sincere condolences to the family!

  • elisa

    so sad that she was young.

  • sam

    To: @Multi ethnic Goddess: #8
    There is nothing wrong with poster #6 asking how she died, people would like to know. So you need to calm down, and stop YOUR rudeness.

  • Deborah

    Multi ethnic Goddess @ 02/01/2012 at 2:55 pm #8

    I accidentally thumbs-up you. I meant to thumbs-down you.

    So please know, you really have 5 thumbs-up , NOT 7.

  • Dn

    Dn @ 02/01/2012 at 11:43 pm 0

    Yet, he mentions his show.

    This is very sad, but worst .

    Very sad. She died of prescription med OD.
    She had a young child, a baby almost a one -year. That is 1 yrs. old. She was divorced or separated or still married.
    She was at rehab in Buffalo, NY. She lived and married in Canada.

    Her child was almost 1 yrs. old. Poor little baby. An infant.
    Very sad, so young and pretty this girl died. .
    She was trying to pursue a show business career.

    show business is NOT all there is in life. Not everyone can be in show business.
    Not everyone is talented enough or has what it takes or finds breaks even if they are talented.
    This notion of show business is not where it is, show business or bust.

    She would still be here had she gone to school to learn to do something . What is wrong with being a school teacher or hair stylists or postal worker.
    Realtor. Working at an airline. What is wrong with these things.
    This is not being disrespectful. Show business is cruel and plays on minds and emotions.

    This is very sad on so many levels.

  • Dn

    Leslie Carter was battling an addiction to prescription medication in the days before her death … and family members believe she died as a result of an overdose.

    Sources close to the “House of Carters” reality star tell TMZ … the 25-year-old sister of Nick Carter had recently moved from Canada to Upstate New York to live with family members while she attempted to kick her addiction.

    We’re told family members had attempted to rid the home of any prescription medication — including Xanax — and were hopeful Leslie was on the road to recovery.

    Sources say family members believed Leslie would be OK to stay alone in the home for roughly an hour yesterday while they ran errands … but when they returned, Leslie was unconscious.

    Officials were called to the scene … but Leslie could not be saved.

    We’re told Leslie’s 1-year-old daughter was not at home with Carter at the time of her death.

  • Dn

    Leslie Carter was found dead on Jan. 31 and friends close to the family tell that they are ‘shocked’ by her untimely passing. The Coroner’s Office tells us that it will take four to six weeks until the toxicology report is complete and that’s when we’ll have some answers as to her cause of death.

    The younger sister of the Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter was found dead in upstate New York and a source tells us she was visiting her dad. Leslie resided in Canada, which is about an hour and a half away from Chautauqua County, New York, where her dad lived.

    The county is so small that they don’t have a medical examiner’s office, so the body was sent to the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office in upstate New York for the autopsy. Her body has been released to the family so that they can organize her funeral arrangements.

    We told you that Leslie leaves behind her 10-month-old daughter Alyssa and her husband of three years, Mike Ashton.

    Alyssa’s Twitter handle was titled MomAshton and her about me says: “I’m Leslie, I love being a new mom to our wonderful baby girl Alyssa Ashton, and I have a wonderful husband who takes care of his girls. I couldn’t ask for more.”

    Nick says in a statement that he’s thankful to those “who have shared their wishes and prayers during this tragic time,” and that he plans to continue with his tour in NYC “as promised.” “Performing is cathartic to me,” he said, “and I am dedicating the rest of my tour to my sister since she loved to watch me perform.”

    Leslie appeared alongside her family on the short-lived E! reality series House of Carters, which ran for eight episodes in late 2006.

  • Multi ethnic Goddess

    @Deborah: & @sam: Oh so you two prefer people’s rudeness towards the dead. That tells a lot about you…. Oh and I don’t care about your thumbs up. I just tell my opinion here, whether you agree with it or not. I’m not being rude at all by saying people lack respect. Imagine it were someone close to you and instead of being sad for you, people kept asking “why is she dead”. Yeah, right. Whatever floats your boat…. I can’t believe I’m the one being lebeled as rude here but whatever…. the world’s unfair and kind of crazy still.

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