Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Photo: Aaron Carter and Leslie Carter at a Birthday Party at LAX Nightclub in Hollywood on August 16, 2006

Leslie Carter, the sister of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and singer Aaron Carter, passed away yesterday in upstate New York. She was only 25.

A spokesperson for the family issued 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." The Carters have not revealed the cause of death.

Leslie leaves behind her husband of three years, Mike, and their 10-month-old daughter, Alyssa Jane.

Like her older brothers, Leslie was an aspiring singer. Her single “Like Wow!” was featured on 2001’s Shrek soundtrack, but she never released her planned-for debut album. She also appeared on the family’s 2006 reality show, House of Carters.

Our thoughts go out to the family during this difficult time.

Source: Access Hollywood

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