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Nick Carter will deal with his sister's death on tour, says performing "is cathartic"

Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter has spoken out about the tragic and untimely death of his sister, Leslie

It was announced yesterday, February 1, that 25-year-old Leslie passed away on January 31 although a cause of death has not yet been given.

Carter took to social networking sites Twitter and Facebook last night to thank fans for their support and to tell them any forthcoming live dates will remain the same:

"Performing is cathartic to me and I am dedicating the rest of my tour to my sister since she loved to watch me perform.”

The coroner assigned to the case, Richard Mackowiak, told E! that more details will be released once the toxicology test results come back:

"We are awaiting a toxicology report to determine a cause of death. There were no visible signs of trauma. The body has been released to the family. Results of the toxicology test are made public at the discretion of the family."




Watch Nick's interview on Dr. Phil from December 2011 below: