Lou Pearlman


Age: 62

record producer and music impresario who was credited with starting the boy-band craze and launching the careers of the Backstreet Boys and 'NSync whose $300 million Ponzi scheme through his Trans Continental companies was uncovered in 2006, and who was convicted of fraud in 2008 after hundreds of lawsuits were filed in the mogul's case, including one by the Backstreet Boys.

Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

Born: June 19, 1954

Died: August 19, 2016

Texarkana, Texas