Former Backstreet Boys and NSYNC manager Lou Pearlman dies age 62
Lou Pearlman, known for forming and managing 1990s boy bands Backstreet Boys and NSYNC, died Friday in prison at the age of 62. He reportedly suffered a stroke in 2010 and has suffered ill-health since then.
Pearlman was serving a 25-year sentence since 2008 after he was found guilty over defrauding investors out of $300 million in a Ponzi scheme.
The star-maker was also sued by most of his acts – the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, O-Town, LFO, Take 5, Natural, and Aaron Carter – for fraud and misrepresentation. Despite full of spite, when came to know the news about his death, the former members of Backstreet Boys and NSYNC have paid tribute to de producer on Twitter:
“I hope he found some peace, God bless and RIP, Lou Pearlman,” Justin Timberlake wrote. Lance Bass tweeted “Word is that #LouPearlman has passed away. He might not have been a stand up businessman, but I wouldn’t be doing what I love today wout his influence. RIP Lou,” while Chris Kirkpatrick wrote: “Mixed emotions right now, but RIP Lou Pearlman.”
Aj McLean also offered his condolences, tweeting “Many emotions at the news of Lou’s passing. Without Lou I wouldn’t have met my four brothers or had the opportunity of a lifetime. RIP,” and Howie Dorough added, “Saddens me to hear the news of Lou’s death. Condolences go out to his family. Will always be grateful for the opportunity he gave to us.”