Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter and brother Aaron reveal devastation after shock death of sibling Leslie, 25 , from 'suspected drugs overdose'

-Nick dedicates upcoming tour to sister's memory
-Aaron takes leave from off-Broadway production
-Autopsy revealed 'no visible signs of trauma'
-Mother-of-one was 'battling addiction to prescription medications like Xanax'
-Family 'believe she died as a result of an overdose after being left alone for an hour'

By SARAH FITZMAURICE

Tragic loss: Leslie Carter, seen here in 2006, died yesterday at the age of 25

Backstreet Boys star Nick and singer Aaron Carter today paid tribute to their sister Leslie following her tragic death yesterday at the age of 25.
She passed away in Upstate New York after moving their to be with her family 'while she attempted to kick an addiction to prescription medication,' according to TMZ.
They report that the blonde left Canada and moved into a property with family members, who had attempted to 'rid the home of any prescription medication, including Xanax.'

'Blind-sided': Nick Carter and Aaron Carter with Leslie in 2006

They write: '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.' The website reported that Leslie's 10-month-old daughter, Alyssa Jane, was not at home with Carter at the time of her death.
Like her brothers Leslie was also a singer and she leaves behind husband Mike Ashton and Alyssa Jane. ‘We are deeply saddened for the loss of our beloved sister, daughter, and granddaughter Leslie Carter,’ the family told Access Hollywood in a statement.

In happier times: A picture of Leslie from her Facebook page

Our family is grieving right now and it’s a private matter.’
An autopsy has been performed on Leslie's body, and the medical examiner found "no visible signs of trauma.'
Coroner Richard Mackowiak, of the Chautauqua County Coroner's Office, told E!: "We are awaiting a toxicology report to determine a cause of death. There were no visible signs of trauma.
'The body has been released to the family. Results of the toxicology test are made public at the discretion of the family.'


Tragic loss: Leslie, seen far right, has passed away at the age of 25. She is seen with her siblings from left to right, Aaron, Angel, Bobbie and Nick

Today Aaron, 24, appeared to take over Leslie's open Facebook account, posting a message that read: 'Hey this is aaron we are going to keep her facebook up..! i will add ppl so we keep leslie alive! we love les.'
In another section of her profile page, he wrote: 'RIP MY DEAREST SISTER....! I LOVE U AND YOU THE ONE THAT ALWAYS ROCKS. LOVE AARON UR LIL BRO U CALL LL AC.'
Aaron will take leave from his role in the off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks.
'His Fantasticks family loves him and offers him support and prayers during this difficult time,' John Capo, the spokesperson for the production, told said E! Online.

Tribute: Aaron's took over his late sister's Facebook account today and posted this on her profile

In happier times: The family starred in their own reality TV show House of Carters in 2006

Parents: Leslie's mother Jane and father Bob Carter in 2001

Heartthrobs: Nick, seen centre, was part of The Backstreet Boys



source: dailymail

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