Leslie Carter died Monday and it turns out she had suffered from a deadly addiction to prescription medication and now it has been revealed that an overdose of prescription medication is suspected to have caused her death.
Sister to Backstreet Boys Nick Carter and Aaron Carter, Leslie passed away at the aged of 25 in New York yesterday. The family was “deeply saddened” and Nick and Aaron appealed for privacy while they mourned their late sister who had an infant daughter.
The Carter family said previously in a statement to Access Hollywood: “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. We request the utmost privacy during this difficult time.”
No further details about Leslie’s death were made public at that time but now TMZ has exclusively revealed: 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 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.
Drug addiction takes another life – especially tragic in this case – 25-year-old mother who just couldn’t control herself.