Reality star, AARON CARTER's twin sister, ANGEL CARTER, says she believes three of her siblings died tragically young from drugs due to fame

Wednesday, April 25, 2024 – Aaron Carter's twin sister, Angel Carter has shared her thoughts behind the tragic passing of three of her siblings.

The 36-year-old reality star admitted that both 'family dysfunction' and fame played a part in the deaths, which were linked to substance abuse issues, during a candid discussion with Gayle King on CBS Mornings on Wednesday, April 24.

Leslie passed away in 2012 at the young age of 25 from an overdose, Aaron died at 34 in 2022 from drowning, attributed to the effects of Xanax, and inhaling difluoroethane and Bobbi Jean died at 41 in 2023 of ‘intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl and methamphetamine.’

'There’s certainly a generational dysfunction issue here that comes along with it,' Angel said of their deaths. 'But as far as growing up, there was a time where we were a really close family... there was a lot of love.

'But there was a lot of chaos going on at the same time,' she added.

'Just fighting, she continued. 'My parents were just fighting all the time. Just dysfunction in the home. No boundaries. No stability. No one to talk to. It just felt like, if I had an issue going on I really couldn't have my parents to lean on to.'

When asked if fame aggravated the family issues, Angel replied, 'I do.'

Angel's brother Nick Carter found superstardom as a member of the Backstreet Boys, while Aaron's career skyrocketed with the 2000 chart-topper I Want Candy.

'I think it changed everything, honestly,' Angel added. 'Nick has been in Backstreet Boys since I was four or five years old. So, a really long time.

'We were a family that had no money. We were from upstate New York.

‘My parents were poor. And they had never seen anything like this before. So, once the money started coming in, it just changed the dynamic because money became the moving force.’

Angel also confided in Gayle that for years, she had held onto hope that Aaron would find his way to recovery, though she conceded that she had ultimately lost all hope during his final days.

'Aaron did not have his innocence,' she explained. ‘He was working like an adult from a very young age. And he just wanted to be home.’

The heartfelt interview comes 4 months after first responders found Bobbie Jean unresponsive in the bathroom of her Tampa, Florida home on the morning of December 23 and rushed her to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead.

Bobbie Jean, who was a mother of one daughter, Bella, eight was on probation for cocaine possession when she died according to law enforcement.

Her official cause of death is intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl and methamphetamine according to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner in Florida.

Her death has been ruled accidental.

The Medical Examiner's report states Bobbie's roommate last had contact with her at 6:30 AM on December 23 but around 7 AM, the roommate found Bobbie unresponsive on the bathroom floor and called 911.

First responders tried life-saving measures on Bobbie before she was transported to a Tampa hospital, where, at 8:02 AM, she was pronounced dead.

Bobbie Jean was laid to rest in a city outside of Tampa during a 'small, private ceremony' attended by family and friends last month.

Nick broke his silence over the death of Bobbie Jean, writing that he is 'completely heartbroken' in emotional tribute on Instagram.

'It may take a lifetime to fully process the loss my family has endured over the years – most recently, with the sudden passing of our sister Bobbie Jean,' the Backstreet Boys star wrote on Thursday.

He also shared a vintage throwback picture of himself and with Bobbie Jean playing as children.

Nick's post followed the report that Bobbie Jean's daughter Bella, eight, is in the custody of her grandmother, Schneck, 64.

In a statement to TMZ, the grieving mother spoke about her devastating loss.

'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: '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 granddaughter Bella, who previously lost her father and is now also left without her mother.’

Aaron died from an accidental drowning at his home in Lancaster, California, caused after his inhaling difluoroethane and taking alprazolam, the generic form of brand-name Xanax. He was 34. 

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