Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pop veteran dies in jail Controversial Backstreet Boys and N’SYNC music mogul Lou Pearlman dies in prison at the age of 62

was credited with discovering 
the hit boybands 
before being jailed for fraud

By Louise Randell, Senior Showbiz Reporter
21st August 2016, 9:59 am

LOU Pearlman, the man who discovered the Backstreet Boys and N’SYNC, has died in prison at the age of 62.

The music mogul put the hit boyband together in the ’90s and became a huge success in the music industry before being jailed on fraud charges.

AP:Associated Press Pearlman has died in prison aged 62

Pearlman died behind bars over the weekend while serving a 25-year sentence connected to one of the US’s most notorious Ponzi schemes.

The news was first reported by, but no further details about his death have been made public.

Tributes have poured in from artists who worked with him over the years including N’SYNC’s Lance Bass.

He discovered the Backstreet Boys

In a post on Twitter, he wrote: “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.”

Nick Carter’s pop star brother Aaron wrote: “Lou Pearlman my old manager died in prison… Rip Lou not the best business guy really at all but he did discover me karma is real.”

Debbie Gibson wrote: “A sweet soul and a huge influence on many artists.

RIP Lou Pearlman.”
He was a major player in the music industry in the 1990s

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