Aaron Carter shared his grief with Twitter.com fans on Sunday (01Apr12) as his niece reached her first birthday, just two months after her mother's death.
‏ The former child star was left devastated on 31 January (12) when his sister Leslie died after suffering a reported drug overdose.
Carter is still struggling with his emotions and his grief was compounded on Sunday when Leslie's daughter Alyssa turned 12 months old.
In a series of posts on his Twitter page, he writes, "Today is my little niece's 1st birthday this is a hard day. Missing my sister Leslie Carter I still can't believe this is real. Rip I love you.
"If you are all real supporters and the kind of fans I think you are then trend #HappyBirthdayAlyssa."