The sister of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and pop singer Aaron Carter has died. Leslie Carter, an aspiring singer whose song ‘Like Wow!’ appeared on the ‘Shrek’ soundtrack back in 2001, passed away last night (Jan. 31) in New York. She was just 25 years old. The cause of death has not been provided at press time.

The Carter family confirmed the news to Access Hollywood, issuing the following statement about their tragic loss.

“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/ We request the utmost privacy during this difficult time.”

What is known is that Leslie died early in the day in upstate New York. She was reportedly married to a man named Mike and was mother to an infant daughter, Alyssa Jane Ashton, born April 1, 2011. Carter had been signed to DreamWorks Records in 1999 and was even working on an album that was ultimately shelved.

PopCrush extends our condolences to Nick and Aaron Carter and their family during this difficult time.