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Nick Carter Says His Family Blames Him For His Sister Leslie's Death

9/24/2013 12:52pm EDT
Nick Carter
Nick Carter was shut out from his sister's funeral because he was "blamed by the rest of the family" for her death.

The Backstreet Boys star's younger sister Leslie died from a drug overdose in January, and he subsequently hinted at a rift in the family after he was absent from her memorial service in New York.

The 33 year-old singer, who has battled drug addiction himself in recent years, has now revealed his relatives blamed him for Leslie's death, as they thought he should have been around more to help her prior to her passing, and he is now undergoing therapy in a bid to resolve his...

Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering The Celebrities Who Left Us In 2012

12/31/2012 3:00pm EST
Whitney Houston
As 2012 comes to a close please click through to take a look back and remember all the actors, actresses, musicians, singers, writers, directors, producers and others who have entertained us over the years but left us during the past year.

They may be gone but their legacies will live on... R.I.P.

Etta James the "At Last" singer died of complications from Leukemia on January 20 at age 73.

Welcome Back Kotter star Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein on the show, died of a heart attack at age 60 on January 26.

Singer & reality TV star Leslie Cart...

Nick Carter To Take A Break To Mourn His Late Sister

2/12/2012 1:57pm EST
Nick Carter
Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter is planning to take a hiatus from music so he can properly grieve for his late sister.

The singer has committed to perform a solo show in Ohio on Sunday night but sources tell TMZ.com he will then pull the plug on all commitments for two weeks.

Carter chose to continue with his tour after his sister Leslie died from a drug overdose on January 31 and he dedicated the remaining shows to her.

Initial reports suggested he was too busy to attend her funeral but the star has since spoken out to address his frustration with family members, who failed to tell him...

Aaron Carter Heartbroken As Sister Is Laid To Rest

2/6/2012 9:49pm EST
Aaron Carter
Singer/actor Aaron Carter is struggling with a broken heart after attending his sister's funeral on Sunday.

Leslie Carter died on January 31 at her father's home in upstate New York. Reports suggest the 25 year old suffered a drug overdose, although an autopsy conducted last week proved inconclusive and the family is now awaiting the results of a toxicology report to determine her cause of death.

She was laid to rest in a private ceremony in Mayville, attended by around 70 family members and friends, including Aaron and their mother Jane, according to Eonline.com.

The aspiring singer's o...

Nick Carter Dedicates Song To His Sister Leslie

2/3/2012 3:30pm EST
Nick Carter
Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter was overcome with emotion during a performance with the band on Thursday night as he dedicated a song to his late sister.

Leslie Carter, 25, died suddenly on Tuesday at her home in upstate New York and reports suggest she suffered a prescription drug overdose and was found unconscious by her stepmother after falling down in the shower.

Pop star Nick Carter vowed to continue touring with the Backstreet Boys after the sad news and he appeared at New York's Irving Plaza on Thursday night for his first performance since his sister's death.

He marked the tr...

Leslie Carter Took Mixture Of Prescription Drugs Before Her Death

2/2/2012 2:52pm EST
Leslie Carter
Singer Nick Carter's sister Leslie suffered an overdose after taking a mixture of prescription drugs to treat depression and mental illness, according to an incident report filed by emergency service officials.

Leslie Carter died suddenly on Tuesday at her home in upstate New York. Details about the tragedy have since emerged in an incident report obtained by editors at ABC News.

According to the document, Leslie was found unconscious by her stepmother, Ginger Carter, hours after she had slipped and fallen in the shower.

The 25 year old's father, Robert Carter, then tried to perform ...

Nick Carter To Continue With Tour As A Tribute To His Late Sister

2/1/2012 10:12pm EST
Nick Carter
Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter is pressing on with an upcoming tour despite his sister's sudden death on Tuesday.

Aspiring singer Leslie Carter passed away of unknown causes in upstate New York at the age of 25, but the "Larger Than Life" hitmaker has decided to carry on with his musical commitments and dedicate the remainder of his gigs to his late sibling.

A statement released by publicist Jack Ketsoyan on the musician's behalf, reads, "Nick Carter is thankful to the many people and the fans who have shared their wishes and prayers during this tragic time."

Carter adds, "We want to l...