Bobbie Jean Carter, sister of 'Backstreet Boys' member Nick Carter, dies at 41

 December 25, 2023

Sad news struck the famous Carter family last week after the announcement of the passing of a family member.

According to USA Today, Bobbie Jean Carter, the sister of the late Aaron Carter and "Backstreet Boys" group member Nick Carter, died at 41.

The announcement of her passing was made by her sister, Angel Carter, in an Instagram post.

"To my older sister Bobbie. You had a great sense of humor, and a lively spirit. Growing up, I was your baby, and you were my best friend. Life wasn’t fair to you, that I know. Sometimes, it feels like you didn’t have a shot, no matter what," the sister wrote.

She added, "Experiencing innocence instead of being burdened by trauma, pain, and suffering is incredibly important for children, particularly at such a young age. I know why Leslie, Aaron, and now you ended up in the circumstances that you did. I share that pain we experienced during our childhood and I’m sorry you didn’t have an opportunity for a better life."

"We all need to break down barriers, reduce stigmas, and cultivate a society where seeking mental health support is met with understanding and encouragement. This starts with our children, and creating healthy conversation within the home," the statement continued.

Angel was referencing the loss of Aaron Carter and her own twin sister, Leslie.

Not much is known regarding the details of Bobbie Jean Carter's passing, according to the latest reports. It's only known that she died Saturday morning in Florida.

Jane Carter, her mother, issued a statement to TMZ regarding the death of a third child.

"I will need time to process the terrible reality of this happening for the third time," she told the outlet. "When I am able to think clearly, I'll release a fuller statement; but until then I would request to be left to grieve in private."

She added, "However deeply a parent feels the loss of a child, the suffering of a young child at the loss of a parent must be much greater. So, I would ask the sympathetic to say a prayer for my precious eight-year-old granddaughter Bella, who previously lost her father and is now also left without her mother."

While the status of her mental health struggles in recent days remains unknown, her battle with addiction was recently featured on the family's reality show, House of Carters.

Bobbie Jean was said to have lived a private life largely out of the spotlight.