Bobbie Jean Carter has passed away at the age of 41, a year after brother Aaron’s death.
TMZ, which reported that Jean died on Saturday morning, December 23, cited her mother, Jane Carter, "I am in shock from learning of the sudden death of my daughter, bobbie jean".
Referring to the deaths of her previous children, including Aaron, who passed away aged 34 in November 2022 and Leslie Carter, who died at the age of 25 in January 2012, the mother continued, "I will need to process the terrible reality of this happening for the third time".
The sister of the Backstreet Boys is survived by eight-year-old daughter named Bella.
"[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," Jane said, asking the sympathizers to pray for her granddaughter, who previously lost her father as well.
Requesting for some privacy to mourn the death of her daughter, she added, "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".
Though the cause of the death has not been officially disclosed, according to PEOPLE, sources close to the Carter family tipped that they believe Jean died due to a cardiac arrest.
Jean’s death led the family in utter shock as they were still processing the loss of Aaron, who suddenly died on November 5, 2022.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner ruled his death as accidental after his autopsy results revealed that he died because of drowning in his bathtub after taking a lethal combination of difluoroethane and alprazolam, as per Billboard.