It’s sad whenever somebody passes away from causes that are easily preventable, but even sadder when that person is primarily known as ‘Nick Carter’s sister’.
Such is the situation the media faces when talking about Leslie Carter, who was found dead Tuesday in New York. The only reason the death is drawing so much publicity is she had the misfortune of being from a famous family that has battled substance abuse demons — preliminary reports are that those demons did her in, specifically through the intake of prescription drugs. The saddest thing about this story, besides the fact that the press really can’t ascribe much of an identity to her, is that Carter is leaving behind a one-year-old girl. Sad, sad, sad. Aaron left the run of his off-broadway production of ‘The Fantasticks’ to be with his family.
You gotta wonder what type of things are going on behind the scenes to make drug abuse so prevalent in one family – what type of emotional pain they had to go through growing up being the scions of showbiz parents and the siblings of teen stars, but wherever Leslie is, we hope she’s peaceful.
And that the media can be respectful. I’m sure she was more than someone’s sister.