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Former boy band producer, manager Lou Pearlman dies, reports say

Pearlman was producer, manager of Backstreet Boys, NSYNC

A man who was producer and manager of the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC has died, Billboard is reporting.

Pearlman was convicted in 2009 of masterminding a half-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, Billboard said.

"Word is that #LouPearlman has passed away," former NSYNC member Lance Bass said on Twitter. "He might not have been a stand up businessman, but I wouldn't be doing what I love today (without) his influence. RIP Lou."

"Mixed emotions right now, but RIP Lou Pearlman," former NSYNC member Chris Kirkpatrick said on Twitter.

Pearlman had been serving a 25-year sentence in prison, according to Billboard.

Pearlman was 62.