Yesterday, BlindGossip suggested that Leslie Carter‘s sudden and untimely death was the result of a drug overdose. The autopsy was inconclusive, which means that the Carter family will have to wait 4-6 weeks for the toxicology report. But already rumors are swirling over which drug it could have been. Because Leslie’s brother Nick struggled with cocaine (as he told People in 2009), it’s likely people would expect that Leslie also had a problem with hard drugs. However, TMZ is reporting that it was prescription drugs she was addicted to.
According to “a source” close to Leslie, she had moved from Canada to her parents’ house in upstate New York in order to kick her addiction. Her mom and dad had helped by getting rid of all prescription drugs in the house, especially Xanax, but their mistake was in leaving her alone at home for an hour while they ran errands. When they came home, Leslie was unconscious; they called paramedics, but by then it was too late.
Thankfully, her daughter Alyssa was not at the house during that time.
Leslie’s famous brothers have each released statements about her death. Nick decided not to cancel his tour — he’s performing in NYC today — saying, “Performing is cathartic to me and I am dedicating the rest of my tour to my sister since she loved to watch me perform.” Aaron is also in the Big Apple, performing in an Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks. He said,
Aaron Carter would like to thank all his fans, friends and especially his cast and crew at The Fantasticks for their outpouring of love and support during this tragic time. I am with my family spending much needed time together as we deal with this private matter. I look forward to returning to my Fantasticks Family and performing the role of Matt for all my amazing fans. Again, I request privacy for my family and no further statements will be made at this time.
Our thoughts go out to the Carters, but especially to Leslie’s husband Matt and daughter Alyssa.