Bobbie Jean Carter died suddenly in Florida (Picture: WireImage)
Nick and Aaron Carter’s sister Bobbie Jean Carter has died aged 41, her mother has confirmed.
Mother-of-one Carter died suddenly this morning (Saturday, December 23) in Florida, US although the cause of her death has not been announced.
In a statement to TMZ, her mother, Jane Carter said: ‘I am in shock from learning of the sudden death of my daughter, Bobbie Jean and I will need time to process the terrible reality of this happening for the third time.
‘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.
‘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 gr anddaughter Bella, who previously lost her father and is now also left without her mother.’
She was involved in her late brother Aaron’s early music career (Picture: Getty Images)
Carter leaves behind an eight-year-old daughter (Picture: Getty)
Carter’s death comes 13 months after her younger brother Aaron died aged 34. and 11 years after her sister Leslie’s death at the age of 25.
Aaron died from drowning in the bathtub of his home after taking prescription generic Xanax and inhaling compressed difluoroethane, which is the propellant used in cans of compressed air.
His death was confirmed to Metro.co.uk last year with a representative of Carter’s saying they were ‘extremely saddened and shocked to confirm the passing of Aaron Carter today.’
Carter’s death comes just over a year after her younger brother (Picture: Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
Carter’s brother is Backstreet Boys star Nick (Picture: Getty)
After his death, his family launched a fundraiser for mental health charities in his memory
Leslie, also a pop singer, died under similar circumstances from an overdose of prescription medication.
According to TMZ, Bobbie Jean was involved in her brothers Aaron and Backstreet Boys star Nick’s early music careers.
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In the early 2000s, for example, she worked as Aaron’s wardrobe stylist and makeup artist during his tours.
Carter also featured in eight episodes of the family’s E! reality show titled The House of Carters but later shied away from the limelight.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Nick Carter’s representative for comment.
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