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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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76.

Gunner9    

Is it me or does the entire family look like they just snorted a whole baggie of cocaine each?

807 days ago
77.

Gretel    

I guess she didn't get the memo that drugs can be lethal?

806 days ago
78.

Mr. Bate    

Another one who won't see old age. Life goes on.

806 days ago
79.

SURFCOWBOY    

What a tragic bunch! Having a kid would make me toss the pills and be there rather than fkd up off my as&s. This family is pathetic.

806 days ago
80.

kim dasinger    

the problem is the xanax it will kill you any doctor who gives it to a patient is a piece of crap...if she stop taking it cold turkey she problay had a seizure and died...its terrible

806 days ago
81.

Joanne    

Wow! They leave her alone for one hour and she manages to die in that time? So sad, especially for her baby girl.

806 days ago
82.

Joan K    

What a waste, now maybe her family will get their act together, it always seemed like they were all having problems of some kind.

806 days ago
83.

Trayphin    

What a selfish heartless b*tch and who suffers her 1 year old. Fame hungry family who by the way sux.

806 days ago
84.

Trayphin    

What a selfish bitch!!!!!

806 days ago
85.

Gretel    

#79 CPstar09. Thank you so much for the lowdown on your BFF. I'll be sure to mention it next time I see MJ or Liz Taylor, my BFFs (*eye roll here*)

806 days ago
86.

MOD    

i cant feel bad for addicts, its not a disease, its a weakness they arent strong enough to overcome

806 days ago
87.

eve     

just for your information leslie was very happy and living in canada and had no attention on moving back to the states she was going to VISIT family then she was coming back to canada to celebrate her babys 1st birthday along with friends in CANADA so i wish people would get there facts straight before posting thank you very much

806 days ago
88.

Pam    

Has anyone seen pictures of Nick and Aaron lately? They look gaunt. When I saw the pictures, I immediately thought drug problem.

They have so many family problems, it is a shame they are turning to drugs for relief.

806 days ago
89.

Whateverbytch    

half a Xanax with a joint and some red wine before bed is GRRRRREAT

806 days ago
90.

Nicole    

first off the baby is 10 mos. old not a year

second she was working on a music career

third this is shameful reporting tmz

806 days ago
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