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Robert Carter, Father Of Backstreet Boys Star Nick, Passes Away


Robert ‘Bob’ Carter, the father of Backstreet Boys star Nick and his younger brother, singer Aaron Carter, has passed away aged 65. His son Nick, 37, announced the news via Twitter on Wednesday, revealing that Robert had died the previous night.


“I am heartbroken to share the news that our father, Robert, passed away last night. While we learn more about the cause of death, and begin the grieving process, we ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time,” the older Carter brother wrote.

Aaron, 29, shared a tribute on Instagram: “We are so hurt we lost you poppa way too soon. You were never human to me, you were always my real life superhero.”


Details surrounding the cause of death have not yet been released, although speculation has surfaced that Robert Carter may have died of heart complications


Robert was part of the family’s reality show called House of Carters which along with Nick and Aaron, included his three daughters: Leslie, Angel and Bobbie.


“#RIP DADDY I love You. This is the last pic I have (sic) my dad,” Aaron also tweeted


Another tribute from the 29-year-old singer reads: “I’m gonna miss you forever poppa smurf you were the coolest man ever. And super good looking pops! I’m really messed up right now.”


The family’s reality show ran on the E! cable network in 2006 for eight episodes while the Backstreet Boys’ sixth studio album, Unbreakable, was in production


Back in 2012, the Carters experienced tragedy when Nick and Aaron’s sister Leslie tragically died of an overdose aged 25


Leslie Carter had long struggled with mental illness and depression and left behind a 10-month-old daughter named Alyssa Jane


“Performing is cathartic to me and I am dedicating the rest of my tour to my sister since she loved to watch me perform,” Nick said after Leslie’s death


The family members have had their fair share of well-documented hardship; Nick and Aaron have also had drug and law enforcement issues in the past


Aaron was arrested in 2008 and checked into rehab in 2011, while Nick has (in)famously claimed he started drinking at the age of two


The older brother decided to get sober in 2008 after learning that he had a heart issue called cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscles that could have ended his life


Robert Carter and ex-wife Jane Carter divorced in 2004


“We’ve had some very tough times. There’s a lot of pitfalls to growing up in the public eye,” Robert told PEOPLE in 2008


According to TMZ, at one point Aaron Carter shared a Tweet about his father being found unconscious, which he later deleted



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