[BlindGossip] More than one person in this family has achieved fame and success in the music industry, and several others have been television regulars. One of the members of the family recently passed at a very young age. While it is usual for families to ask for privacy when they are in mourning, this family is doing everything they can to cover up the cause of de*th. It turns out that several members of the family have had similar struggles and they loathe the thought of having to discuss it in public.
Leslie had starred in the reality series House of Carters along with her siblings. She was an aspiring singer, and her song “Like Wow”, was featured on the “Shrek” soundtrack in 2001.
She died suddenly yesterday in upstate New York.
We knew that Leslie was having a problem with drugs. TMZ is now reporting that the drug was Xanax., but our source named a different drug. Rather than speculate as to which source is correct, we will wait for the toxicology report.
Leslie had been getting help for her addiction to drugs, and we were sad to hear of her passing. She was a beautiful, sweet, and talented girl, a devoted sister, and a new mom.
From TMZ :
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.
Both Nick and Aaron Carter have sought help for addiction and substance abuse issues in the past.