Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter is “heartbroken” to share the news of a sudden death in his family

Nick Carter appears at the Walker Stalker convention During the Dead7 Pop Stars panel on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the Donald E. Stephens Center in Rosemont, IL. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)

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Rest in peace, Bob Carter.

The father of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter and singer Aaron Carter has reportedly passed away. He was 65 years old.

Carter tweeted the news to fans on Wednesday and shared that his father died on Tuesday night.

“I am heartbroken to share the news that our father, Robert, passed away last night…” he wrote. “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.”

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Aaron Carter also shared the news on his own Twitter, writing, “My heart is Completly [sic] shattered I’m in shock and I loved my dad so much. DADDY I Love You. This is the last pic I have my dad ?.”

Bob Carter was previously featured on the short lived E! reality series “House of Carters” along with Nick, Aaron and their three siblings, Leslie, Angel and Bobbie.

This is the second family tragedy to hit the Carter family in recent years. Leslie Carter died of a drug overdose in 2012 at the age of 25.


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