The man who began the boy-band craze of the 90s has died while serving time in prison.
Lou Pearlman, 62, was found dead on Friday as he served a 25-year jail term for a massive, $300-million Ponzi scheme that he ran through his Trans Continental companies.
The cause of his death was not immediately known.
The Ponzi scheme that Pearlman ran was uncovered in 2006. He was convicted of fraud two years later.
Pearlman launched the careers of notable boy bands ‘NSync and the Backstreet Boys.
Hundreds of lawsuits had been filed against Pearlman, including one by the latter group.