Yesterday, we reported that Nick Carter would be joining the judge’s panel in an all-new reality talent show – but we didn’t think we’d be writing about him again so soon. And under such awful circumstances.
On the morning of May 17, Backstreet Boy member Nick Carter tweeted that his father had passed away the previous evening, at the age of 65. He said,
I am heartbroken to share the news that our father, Robert, passed away last night… 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.
Sources close to the family have reported that his cause of death was a suspected heart attack. Bob Carter had complained about arm twitches and chest pains before he went to bed on the Tuesday night, and it is thought he suffered a heart attack during the night.
Throughout his life, and his sons’ careers – Bob Carter has often been in the limelight, for being so vocal about his struggle with his family, and his closeness to his boys. The three men have had problems in the past, and have often gone through periods of not speaking to each other.
But during the past few months, Bob, Aaron, and Nick had become increasingly close. We give them all of our condolences. RIP.