Aaron Carter, singer, dead at 34


Aaron Carter, the former child pop singer and younger brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, has died, a source close to the family told CNN. He was 34.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told CNN that they responded to a call for help at Carter’s Lancaster, California home around 11:00 a.m. local time Saturday morning, where a person was found deceased.

He was found dead in the bathtub, the source said.

Authorities have not released any information on a possible cause of death.

Carter, who first rose to fame as a boy with pop songs like “I Want Candy” and “Crush on You,” is survived by his 11-month-old son, Prince.

The singer’s debut studio album ‘Aaron Carter’ was released in 1997 and earlier that year he opened for the Backstreet Boys. His fifth and final studio album “Love” was released in 2018.

Carter was also known for his roles in television shows such as “Lizzie McGuire” on the Disney Channel and “7th Heaven,” which debuted on the WB television network. He also appeared in his family’s series on E! Entertainment Television, “House of Carters”.

The singer received an outpouring of love and support from fans and other celebrities in 2017 after coming out as bisexual.

“There’s something I’d like to say that I feel is important to me and my identity, something that’s been weighing on my chest for almost half of my life,” Carter tweeted. “This brings me no shame, only a weight and a burden that I have held for a long time and that I would like to lift from me.”

He then explained that around the age of 13, he “began to find boys and girls attractive.”

“Years passed when I thought about it, but it wasn’t until I was 17, after several relationships with girls, that I had an experience with a man I was also attracted to. worked and grew up with

The singer opened up in a 2019 episode of “The Doctors” about his struggles with multiple mental health issues, including multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety and manic depression.

“This is my reality,” Carter said as he held up a plastic bag containing several prescription bottles in one clip posted on the show’s Facebook page.

In 2017, Carter was arrested in Georgia on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana while he and then-girlfriend Madison Parker were traveling through Habersham County.

The singer later said in an interview that he doesn’t drink and denied having a drug problem, CNN previously reported.

“I don’t need help,” he said. “I need people to understand that I am human and that I make mistakes like every other person in this world, but I would never risk my life or my girlfriend’s life.”


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