Bobbie Jean Carter, the sister of Aaron Carter and Nick Carter, passed away at the age of 41, as confirmed by multiple sources. The unfortunate event occurred on Saturday morning in Florida, according to TMZ, with her mother, Jane Carter, expressing shock at the sudden loss. Jane, who has already experienced the deaths of Aaron in November 2022 at 34 and Leslie Carter in January 2012 at 25, conveyed her need for time to comprehend this third tragic occurrence.
“I am in shock from learning of the sudden death of my daughter, Bobbie Jean, and I will need time to process the terrible reality of this happening for the third time,” Jane told TMZ. She also mentioned her intention to release a more detailed statement once she can think clearly and requested privacy to grieve.
Jane expressed concern for her eight-year-old granddaughter Bella, who has now lost both her father and mother, asking for prayers for the young child. Sources close to the family informed PEOPLE that Bobbie Jean is believed to have died due to cardiac arrest, though the specifics leading up to her death remain unclear.
Before her passing, Bobbie Jean led a mostly private life, focusing on raising her young daughter. She had previously been involved in her brothers’ music careers, working as a wardrobe stylist and makeup artist for Aaron’s tours in the early 2000s. Additionally, she appeared on the family’s reality TV series, House of Carters, in 2006.
Bobbie Jean’s struggles with addiction and substance abuse were documented on television, and her recent arrest in June in Florida for allegedly stealing from Hobby Lobby and possessing drugs underscored her challenges. Her death adds to the ongoing tragedies faced by the Carter family, who have grappled with financial difficulties, divorces, and addiction problems over the years.