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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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awards    

RIP Sweetie!

813 days ago
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Truth    

Pretty girl. RIP

813 days ago
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FABIO    

Wish I'd had her in my dead pool...

813 days ago
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Kabala    

Lot's of makeup in that pic.

813 days ago
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Are You Serious    

What is with these Hollywood hacks not caring they have children when they pump this crap into their system ?? Look what Michael Jackson did to his poor kids. They should never be allowed to have kids or adopt or whatever.......Hollywood is nothing but A drug zone.

813 days ago
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PerezHiltonsDad    

Addiction is tough, I know I have an addiction to Cocaine and Alcohol and everyday is a struggle. R.I.P. young lady and God Bless your child....Jim

813 days ago
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imstac    

Damn people just let that **** alone, its killing to many people with dreams. Another sad ending if this is the case. My heart goes out to this family.

813 days ago
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Justin    

People still don't understand prescription drugs are as bad or worse than street drugs. At least street drugs aren't usually full strength because they've been cut a few times. Stupid people.

813 days ago
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Rachel    

How sad. RIP Leslie!

813 days ago
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patty    

so sad and such a loss - rip

813 days ago
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dave    

Is it too late for me to pay a visit? (If you know what I mean?) I'll bring my electric blanket.

813 days ago
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D. Potter    

...And they won't legalize Marijuana...Brilliant

813 days ago
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Rosie    

this is soo sad... 25 she was a baby herself..

813 days ago
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Pam    

Nick, Aaron, and Leslie are/were addicts. The family has so many issues on top of addiction issues.

I pray for her 1 year old daughter, and thank goodness she was not home. Hopefully, the baby's father will remove her from all the drama.

813 days ago
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Desiree Clayton    

RIP Leslie Carter, my condolences to the Carter family... Be strong for the precious baby that lost her mommy. Also Luv u Nick <3

813 days ago
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