Justin Timberlake has addressed Lou Pearlman’s death for the first time.
Lou Pearlman was the man responsible for managing Justin’s former band, NSYNC.
It was revealed that Pearlman died in prison on August 22, 2016.
The cause of death has yet to be confirmed, but there’s word it could be down to an undisclosed illness.
Timberlake took to Twitter to address Pearlman’s death for the first time.
“I hope he found some peace,” the singer, 35, tweeted on Sunday, August 21.
“God bless and RIP, Lou Pearlman.”
The record producer was serving a 25-year prison sentence at the time of his death.
He was sentenced in 2008 after being involved in a Ponzi scheme.
However, that wasn’t his first brush with the law.
If you recall, members of Backstreet Boys filed a lawsuit against Pearlman for misrepresentation and fraud.
It was revealed that Pearlman was raking in crazy amounts of money for their work, but they weren’t getting a fair cut.
This paved the way for most of his other bands to come forward with suits of their own about the producer.
The disgraced producer didn’t stop at fleecing the bands he managed and that’s why he wound up in jail.
It seems the members of the bands are letting all of their frustration with Pearlman go.
Lance Bass also tweeted his condolences over the weekend.
“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.”
We extend our thoughts and wishes to Lous Pearlman’s friends and family.