Over the weekend, Justin Timberlake and his fellow former boy-band members took to social media to share their seemingly very complicated feelings about former manager and producer Lou Pearlman. Pearlman died in prison on Friday while serving time for a host of fraud and mismanagement charges. In addition to Timberlake, *NSYNC members Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick, Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean, O-Town’s Ashley Parker Angel and Jacob Underwood, LFO’s Brad Fischetti, and Aaron Carter, singer and younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, expressed both fondness for Pearlman and disappointment, painting a picture of a man liked by most of his clients, even as he swindled many of them out of their earnings.
I hope he found some peace. God bless and RIP, Lou Pearlman.— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) August 21, 2016
Mixed emotions right now, but RIP Lou Pearlman.— Chris Kirkpatrick (@IamCKirkpatrick) August 21, 2016
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) August 21, 2016
Hard to describe what I'm feeling.. He was always nice to me, even when he was stealing from me. RIP. https://t.co/Elyg4EgGHH— Jacob Underwood (@JacobUnderwood7) August 21, 2016
God rest your soul Lou Pearlman— Brad Fischetti (@bradfischetti) August 21, 2016
#LouPearlman my old manager died in prison... Rip Lou not the best business guy really at all but he did discover me karma is real— KiD CaRTer (@aaroncarter) August 21, 2016