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'House of Carters' Star

Rx Drugs Suspected in Death

2/1/2012 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Leslie Carter and the Carter family
Leslie Carter
was battling an addiction to prescription medication in the days before her death ... and family members believe she died as a result of an overdose.

Sources close to the "House of Carters" reality star tell TMZ ... the 25-year-old sister of Nick Carter had recently moved from Canada to Upstate New York to live with family members while she attempted to kick her addiction.

We're told family members had attempted to rid the home of any prescription medication -- including Xanax --  and were hopeful Leslie was on the road to recovery.

Sources say family members believed Leslie would be OK to stay alone in the home for roughly an hour yesterday while they ran errands ... but when they returned, Leslie was unconscious.

Officials were called to the scene ... but Leslie could not be saved.

We're told Leslie's 1-year-old daughter was not at home with Carter at the time of her death.

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16.

FoamyJr    

Geez - Couldn't leave her home for an hour? That's bad...

993 days ago
17.

Bellaca    

It's always drugs, isn't it?

Oh well, Jack warned 'em.

993 days ago
18.

Wanda    

That just shows you how strong addiction is. She leaves a 1 year old little girl behind... That so, so sad.
Never put this junk in your body ever. I've never consumed drugs, alcohol or cigarettes. When you don't start, you can't get into trouble!

993 days ago
19.

tucker    

Shocking -not. Another famous face loses the battle with drugs. What a shame for her poor baby girl left motherless.

993 days ago
20.

ed    

watched u'all 2 today' tell harve if he thinks thats a real gator,he saw at the gym he should see the ones we have in missouri!

993 days ago
21.

lookItsMegRyan    

Meanwhile soldiers are risking their lives defending our country and children are starving in Africa.

993 days ago
22.

parlayer    

Dumb Bitch! Had the world by the tail not by it's *******.

993 days ago
23.

rico    

stay away from the pills, people.

993 days ago
24.

Piquebu    

How stupid are people to think that removing drugs from someone's house will cure them? Addicts always find drugs. Beyond that, you never yank someone off of prescription meds. Being yanked off of even a low dose of a benzo (after a long period of use) is like being tortured. Been there, done that. A higher dosage for a longer amount of time? It can cause seizures and even death. That poor girl. Her poor family. :(

993 days ago
25.

Ryan    

Another celeberity junkie OD's. Can't say I'm surprised.

993 days ago
26.

Felicia    

Xanax??? I take xanax about once a day or once every other day. I feel nothing on them and cant imagine it being considered dangerous and some how causing her death.

993 days ago
27.

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Family members cannot leave her alone for 1-hour ??

Sad how family members & loved ones are held hostage by other peoples addictions.
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993 days ago
28.

Kaytee    

If she was addicted to xanax and her family took it all and she tried to stopped cold turkey you can actually die from xanax (benzo) withdrawal. My goodness... so young and beautiful. My condolences and many prayers go out to her family and friends. I'm so sorry for your precious loss :(

993 days ago
29.

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"House of Carter's" displayed massive dysfunctions that each of these siblings possessed.
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993 days ago
30.

Kaytee    

I do actually feel bad for her and the Carter kids. That family seemed to have a lot of drama and constant fighting and a lot of traumatic events during their lives. The dad beat their mom and I remember reading about how their mother stole money from the kids since they were "famous" and had millions of dollars. So very tragic and sad to me. No telling what all they had to go through growing up.

993 days ago
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