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Exclusive: Leslie Carter Overdosed

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Leslie Carter suffered from an overdose and was under the influence of several drugs before her death, according to the incident report from New York officials who responded to a 911 call from her home on Tuesday.

The report lists three drugs that were found at the residence: Olanzapine, used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia, Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, and Alprazolam used to treat anxiety or panic disorders, commonly known as Xanax.

The report reveals that Ginger Carter, Leslie's half-sister, told authorities that Leslie had, "a long history of mental illness and was on medication for her depression." Ginger said that Leslie seemed depressed the morning of Jan. 30 and fell in the shower. Ginger helped Leslie lie down and periodically checked in on her. Late in the afternoon, she discovered that Leslie was not breathing. Robert Carter, Leslie's father, tried to perform CPR on her. They then called 911.

Leslie's official cause of death will be determined after the Chautauqua County coroner's office receives toxicology reports in four to six weeks. Her family will decide whether or not to release her cause of death publicly.

Meanwhile, preparations for her funeral are underway. She will be buried in western New York next week, coroner Richard Mackowiak told ABC News.

Carter, the sister of Backstreet Boy band member Nick Carter and singer Aaron Carter, died Tuesday in New York. She was 25. She leaves behind her husband of three years, Mike Ashton, and a 10-month-old daughter, Allysa Jane.

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Leslie Carter, Sister of Nick and Aaron, Dies at 25

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Leslie Carter, the sister of Nick and Aaron Carter of Backstreet Boys fame, died Tuesday in upstate New York. The cause of death hasn’t been disclosed.  

Leslie Carter was only 25-years-old and leaves behind her husband of 3 years, Mike Ashton and a 10-month-old daughter, Allysa Jane.

“Our family is grieving right now and it’s a private matter,” a spokesperson for the family said in a statement to the Daily News.  “We are deeply saddened for the loss of our beloved sister, daughter and granddaughter, Leslie Carter.”

Leslie was one of four siblings in the Carter clan.  She appeared on the reality show House of Carters in 2006 and had some success as singer.  Her song, “Like Wow” was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Shrek.

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