“He was really torn up when Leslie died, but it was Bob’s death that really threw him,” the insider continued regarding the deaths of his older sister and their father, Robert. Leslie died at age 25 from an overdose in 2012 while the patriarch reportedly passed from a heart attack at the age of 65 in 2017.
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“He had such a dysfunctional relationship with both parents, but something about losing his dad really threw him. That’s when I saw him really start to spiral,” the source continued of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter‘s younger brother. “He had gotten in trouble before, but he went from a partier to something a lot more dark then. It was like he gave up.”