- Tragedy has struck the family of Nick Carter and Aaron Carter again with the unexpected death of their sister Bobbie Jean Carter at 41
- Bobbie Jean is the third Carter sibling to meet an early death
- Her mother Jane Carter released a statement asking fans to let her grieve in private
Tragedy has struck the family of Nick Carter and Aaron Carter again with the unexpected death of their sister Bobbie Jean Carter at just 41.
Her cause of death is not yet known, but she was found in her Florida home on Saturday morning, according to TMZ.
Bobbie Jean — or BJ, as she was known to her family — is the third Carter sibling to meet an early death.
Aaron died on November 5, 2022, at the age of 34. He was determined to have drowned after inhaling difluoroethane and taking alprazolam, the generic version of Xanax.
A decade earlier in 2012, Leslie Carter died at 25 due to a toxic combination of prediction medications.
Tragedy has struck the family of Nick Carter and Aaron Carter again with the unexpected death of their sister Bobbie Jean Carter at just 41, TMZ reported on Saturday. She had a history of arrests and substance abuse; seen in a mug shot from Florida in June
Her cause of death is not yet known, but she was found in her Florida home; the Carter siblings Aaron, Nick, Bobbie Jean, Leslie and Angel Carter pose for a family portrait in 2006
TMZ obtained a statement from Jane Cater in which she poured her heart out after losing her third child.
‘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,’ she began.
‘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: ‘[H]owever 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.’
Bobbie Jean had a history of substance abuse and addiction throughout her life and had a history of arrests including one as recently as earlier this year.
In June she was arrested and booked for possession of fentanyl after being caught stealing $55 worth of crafts from a Hobby Lobby in Florida.
When she was brought into the craft store’s office so management could call the police, she panicked, reached into her purse and tossed a light blue vial under the desk.
BJ during the press tour for E!’s House of Carters reality television series in 2006
Bobbie Jean Carter at a luncheon at Us Magazine in 2006
Angel Carter, Leslie Carter, Aaron Carter and Bobbie Jean Carter arrive at the Reality Remix Really Awards at Les Deux on October 24, 2006
Bobbie Jean was featured on the E! reality TV show House of Carters.
She appeared in all eight episodes of the show which focused on Nick Carter and his four full siblings as he and the Backstreet Boys worked on the band’s sixth studio album Unbreakable.
In the series, the siblings all tried to revive their careers and bond as family.
The series ran for one season in 2006 and since that time, Bobbie Jean has avoided the public eye.