E! News has confirmed that Leslie Carter, the sister of singers Nick and Aaron Carter, has passed away. She was only 25.
"Our family is grieving right now and it's a private matter. We are deeply saddened for the loss of our beloved sister, daughter, and granddaughter, Leslie Carter," the Carter family said in a statement. "We request the utmost privacy during this difficult time."
Leslie died Tuesday in upstate New York. However, no further details have been given regarding the cause of death.
An aspiring singer, Leslie's song "Like Wow!" was featured on the 2001 Shrek soundtrack. She later appeared with Nick, Aaron and her other two siblings on the 2006 E! reality show House of Carters.
Two years later, Leslie married and, in April 2011, she and husband Mike welcomed a daughter, Alyssa Jane.
(Originally published on Wed., Feb. 1, 2012, at 7:27 a.m.)