|'NSYNC's first album cover, Lance Bass second in from left|
His passing should come as a minor shock as it was reported that he had suffered a stroke six years prior to his death causing him to reevaluate his lifestyle and go on to lose nearly 100 pounds. Former 'NSYNC member, Lance Bass, had this to say upon hearing the news: "Word is that #LouPearlman has passed away. He might not have been a stand-up businessman, but I wouldn't be doing what I love today w/out his influence. RIP Lou." Pearlman was also involved in the careers of LFO and O-Town, whom has seen a resurgence since their time on "Making the Band," an MTV show that Pearlman also assisted with. More news, if there is any, as it comes in.