Bobbie Jean Carter, Sister of DWTS Alums Nick & Aaron, Dead at 41

The Carter Family

Heavy/Getty Bobbie Jean Carter has died.

Bobbie Jean Carter, the sister of “Dancing with the Stars” alums Nick Carter and Aaron Carter, has died.

On December 23, TMZ reported that another member of the Carter family had died. The family matriarch, Jane Schneck, told the outlet, “I am in shock from learning of the sudden death of my daughter, Bobbie Jean.”

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Bobbie Jean Carter Died December 23 in Florida

Schneck continued, “I will need time to process the terrible reality of this happening for the third time.”

Bobbie Jean was one of five full siblings, and now she is the third to die. Aaron, who competed on season 9 of “Dancing with the Stars” with partner Karina Smirnoff, died in 2022. Sister Leslie died in 2012.

Nick also competed on “Dancing with the Stars.” The Backstreet Boys star partnered with Sharna Burgess during season 21. They finished in second place.

The remaining sister is Angel Carter, who was Aaron’s twin sister. In addition, there are some step-siblings and half-siblings in the family as well. Bobbie Jean had one daughter, Bella.

In her statement to TMZ, Schneck further shared, “When I am able to think clearly, I’ll release a fuller statement; but until then I would request to be left to grieve in private.”

Schneck also shared some thoughts about Bobbie Jean’s daughter, Bella. “However deeply a parent feels the loss of a child, the suffering of a young child at the loss of a parent must be much greater.”

She continued, “So, I would ask the sympathetic to say a prayer for my precious eight year old granddaughter Bella, who previously lost her father and is now also left without her mother.”

Bobbie Jean Had Struggled With Addiction Issues

According to People, Bobbie Jean’s cause of death is unknown at this time. Some people close to the family, however, told the media outlet that they believe Bobbie Jean’s death came after she experienced a cardiac arrest.

Bobbie Jean had navigated legal and addiction issues in the past. In June, TMZ reported she had been arrested after an incident at a Hobby Lobby store in Florida.

She was arrested after the loss prevention team at the store allegedly saw her putting some items in her purse and leaving the store without paying for them. The authorities were called, and she was found to have had a container with fentanyl in it with her.

When she was taken into custody, TMZ shared, she threatened to harm herself. She was charged with one count of possession of fentanyl and one count of retail theft.

People reported that Bobbie Jean was found with six items worth $55.32 when she was arrested at the Hobby Lobby store.

Schneck herself was arrested in Florida in May, People shared. Her arrest came after a “domestic battery” incident with her husband at her home which involved an argument over the television volume. Alcohol was reportedly involved.

In April Variety revealed Aaron’s cause of death. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined Aaron drowned, but his death was also caused in part by his use of both difluoroethane and alprazolam, a generic version of Xanax. Diflouroethane is an ingredient found in compressed air cans, the site noted.

In February 2012, ABC News noted Leslie’s cause of death was a result of an overdose. Drugs found near her at the time of her death were alprazolam, a muscle relaxant named cyclobenzaprine, and olanzapine, which treats bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.