Singer Nick Carter has issued a statement regarding the death of his 25-year-old sister Leslie Carter, who died of an apparent drug overdose on Tuesday, in upstate New York.

Here is the full text of a statement released on Nick Carter's Web site:

Nick Carter is thankful to the many people and the fans who have shared their wishes and prayers during this tragic time. We want to let the fans know the tour will go on as promised. Performing is cathartic to me and I am dedicating the rest of my tour to my sister since she loved to watch me perform.  Also, we ask that the press respects Nick's privacy during his time of grief.

A police report obtained by ABC News showed that Leslie Carter was under the influence of several drugs at the time of her death. It is believed that the aspiring singer died of an overdose.

An incident report from Chautaqua County, N.Y., Sheriff's Office, which was reviewed by the media, listed the drugs Olanzapine, cyclobensaprine HCL and Alprazolam. The report also showed that Ginger Carter, Leslie's stepmother, told authorities that Leslie had a long history of mental illness and was on medication for her depression.

She told officials that Leslie Carter seemed depressed on the morning she died. Investigation into Leslie's death continues. Leslie was the mother of a 10-year-old baby girl.