Nick Carter arrives at the premiere of “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of” at the ArcLight Cinemas – Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles. Backstreet Boys’ Carter, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough will star in Syfy Channel’s “Dead 7” alongside Joey Fatone of ‘N Sync fame. “Dead 7”, which Carter is also producing and co-writing, is scheduled to air in 2016, Syfy Channel said on July 14, 2015. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP, File)
Nick Carter is breaking his silence following the death of his sister Bobbi Jean.
The singer paid an emotional tribute to his younger sibling on Instagram on Tuesday afternoon.
“It may take a lifetime to fully heal the loss my family has suffered over the past few years – most recently, with the sudden passing of our sister Bobbie Jean. I’m completely heartbroken,” he captioned a childhood photo of his brother and sister.
Backstreet Boy then thanked his fans for their support.
“Thank you for all your love and kind words. We are reminded again that life is precious, fleeting and the time spent with those we love should be cherished,” he added. “I know he has finally made peace with God. I love you BJ
Bobbie Jean’s death follows the untimely death of her younger brother Aaron Carter in November 2022 at the age of 34. His sister Leslie also died in 2012 at the age of just 25.
The 41-year-old has stayed out of the limelight, but has appeared on episodes of the family’s reality show “House of Carters.”
According to TMZ, he died on December 23 after being found unconscious in a bathroom in Florida.
“I am shocked by the news of the sudden death of my daughter Bobbie Jean; And I will need time to understand the horrible reality of this happening for the third time,” her mother Jane Carter told the outlet. “When I am able to think clearly, I will issue a detailed statement; But till then I would request that I be left to grieve privately.
,[H]As deeply as parents feel the loss of a child, the pain a small child experiences over the loss of a parent is far greater. Therefore, I would ask sympathizers to pray for my precious 8-year-old granddaughter Bella, who had earlier lost her father and is now left without her mother as well.
Sources tell PEOPLE that the family believes her death was caused by cardiac arrest.
The outlet also says that Bobbi Jean’s daughter is currently in the care of her father’s aunt.