Nick and Aaron Carter in mourning after shock death of sister Leslie aged 25
The sister of singers Nick and Aaron Carter died yesterday at the age of 25.
Leslie passed away in Upstate New York but few details have been released about how she died.
‘We are deeply saddened for the loss of our beloved sister, daughter, and granddaughter Leslie Carter,’ the family told Access Hollywood in a statement.
Tragic loss: Leslie Carter, seen here in 2006, died yesterday at the age of 25
‘Our family is grieving right now and it’s a private matter.’
her brothers Leslie was also a singer and she leaves behind husband
Mike Ashton and their 10-month-old daughter Alyssa Jane.
Leslie embarked on a music career in the 1990’s at the time her brother Nick was making hits with his band The Backstreet Boys.
Big brood: Leslie leaves behind brother Aaron, far left, Bobby, centre, Nick, and bottom left Angel
In happier times: The family starred in their own reality TV show House of Carters in 2006
In 1999 Leslie, who also played the piano and clarinet, signed a deal with Dreamworks Records in 1999 but an album was never released.
As well as Nick, Aaron, Leslie also has two sisters, Bobbie, who is the eldest of the brood and Aaron's twin Angel.
The brood: Leslie leaves behind a husband and a daughter as well as her siblings
The family starred in their own reality show in 2006 called House of Carters.
The Carters have asked for privacy at this time.