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Music producer, and his sudden death is being met with conflicting emotions from former members of the boy bands he managed back in the mid-'90s and early 2000s. Lou was serving time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, TX, for a number of fraud charges, including money laundering, conspiracy, and bank schemes; in 2008, he was convicted of cheating various investors out of more than $300 million. In addition to managing *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys, Lou Pearlman also oversaw the careers of O-Town, LFO, and Aaron Carter.
A handful of Lou's former artists took to social media over the weekend to share thoughts about his passing. Justin Timberlake tweeted, "I hope he found some peace, " while his fellow *NSYNC bandmate Lance Bass remarked, "He might not have been a stand up businessman, but I wouldn't be doing what I love today [without] his influence." Messages also flooded in from the Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean, LFO's Brad Fischetti, Aaron Carter, and O-Town's Ashley Parker Angel and Jacob Underwood.
I hope he found some peace. God bless and RIP, Lou Pearlman.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake)
Mixed emotions right now, but RIP Lou Pearlman.
— Chris Kirkpatrick (@IamCKirkpatrick)
Word is that has passed away. He might not have been a stand up businessman, but I (cont)
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass)
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.
— AJ McLean (@skulleeroz)
Love him or hate him, Lou gave many of us our start. It's a shame he let greed get in his way.
— Ashley Parker Angel (@ParkerAngel)
Hard to describe what I'm feeling.. He was always nice to me, even when he was stealing from me. RIP.
— Jacob Underwood (@JacobUnderwood7)
God rest your soul Lou Pearlman
— Brad Fischetti (@bradfischetti)
my old manager died in prison... Rip Lou not the best business guy really at all but he did discover me karma is real