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Lou Pearlman's Cause Of Death Revealed — So What EXACTLY Caused The Controversial Manager's Passing?

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What a tragic end.

On Monday, Lou Pearlman's cause of death was revealed after the news of his passing made headlines over the weekend. He was 62-years-old.

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As you may recall, there were mixed emotions regarding the controversial music mogul's death as he not only founded bands, like *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys, but he was also convicted of

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Lou Pearlman, The Man Who Founded *NSYNC And The Backstreet Boys, Has Passed Away — And Reaction To His Death Is Mixed

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This is an interesting (and probably expected) reaction.

Lou Pearlman, the man who founded *NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, LFO, O-Town, and a variety of other teenaged-pop groups in the 1990s and 2000s, has died. He was 62 years old.

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Pearlman, though, wasn't just known for launching the careers of young men like Justin Timberlake.

He was also convicted of fraud, and sentenced to 25 years in prison back in 2008 after taking part in a massive $300 million Ponzi scheme.

The controversial music mogul's cause of death was not revealed.

Upon hearing the news, the former teen charges that worked under Pearlman and achieved lasting fame and built their careers from the ground up, had mixed reactions.

Lance Bass, formerly of *NSYNC, shared his thoughts on Twitter (below):

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

And other former artists under Pearlman's care also tweeted their thoughts (below):

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The Backstreet Boys Reveal The Origins Of Their Rivalry With *NSYNC! See What They Said In Their New Documentary HERE!!

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Before One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer, the golden age of boy bands was centered around the most intense rivalry of the '90s — the Backstreet Boys vs. *NSYNC!!

Few actually know that there was a real rivalry between the two bands — and it will be uncovered in the new BSB documentary!

[ Video: EXCLUSIVE! The Backstreet Boys Dish On Their Brand New Documentary Show 'Em What You're Made Of! ]

Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You're Made Of will explore the boys' meteoric rise to fame and working with manager Lou Pearlman — who was also responsible for assembling *NSYNC!

In the upcoming doc, band member Kevin Richardson reveals the first time he learned of the rival boy band:

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Backstreet Boys STILL Suing Former Manager Lou Pearlman! Get The Deets On Their $3.5M Lawsuit!

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Oh my god, they’re back again!

In court that is…

The Backstreet Boys have filed documents asking a judge to get nearly $3.5 MILLION from their former manager, Lou Pearlman!

It’s been 15 years since they fired Lou, but BSB says he STILL owes them all of this cash, and they’re willing to go to trial to prove it!

Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell will all reportedly appear in court on March 24th as part of Pearlman’s ongoing bankruptcy case. According to their original contract with Lou, the boy band is still entitled to $3,451,456.04.

Wow, they really want every last penny!

The boys are also asking for over $87,000 in legal fees that they’ve racked up after fighting him in court for so long!

Pearlman and the trustee of his bankruptcy are of course fighting back. They filed

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'N Sync Auction!

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Considering founder of Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync Lou Pearlman is in the slammer, it should come as no surprise that his collection of band memorabilia was auctioned off.

Items such as original recordings from 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys, two imitation Rolex watches and a life size statue of Yoda hit the auction block this weekend in Orlando.

Bye. Bye. Bye.

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