*NSync and Backstreet Boys creator Lou Pearlman dies in prison
Pop stars have paid tribute to Backstreet Boys and *NSync founder Lou Pearlman, who has died in prison aged 62 while serving a 25-year sentence for a massive Ponzi scheme.
*NSync singer Lance Bass wrote on Twitter:
Aaron Carter, younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick added:
Ashley Parker Angel, who rose to fame in boyband O-Town after starring in Pearlman's TV show Making The Band, wrote:
The mogul's 300 million dollar (£230 million) Ponzi scheme through his Trans Continental companies was uncovered in 2006
He fled to Indonesia but was captured by authorities in 2007 and was convicted of fraud in 2008 and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
He founded the Backstreet Boys in Florida in 1993, uniting five unknown singers - Carter, AJ McLean, Howie D, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell - who went on the become the best-selling boy band of all time.
He replicated his success when he founded *NSync in 1995, the band that would propel Justin Timberlake to global stardom.