Aaron Carter, a singer and rapper, died at the age of 34.
He was the younger brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys.
Aaron Carter was discovered dead in his bath at his home in Lancaster, California, on Saturday morning, according Representatives from his team confirmed his death, according to Pa.
“Right now, it’s a really bad time; we’re trying to figure out what happened and what caused it,” they explained.
“We’re as sad as everyone else and hope that fans will send their thoughts and prayers to his family.”
After receiving a report of a drowning, Los Angeles County Police arrived at the scene around 11:00 a.m. local time (18:00 a.m. GMT).
Aaron Carter began his career as a tour and concert opener for the boy band Backstreet Boys, and he also had a successful solo career.
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, he sold millions of copies of his four albums, the first of which he released at the age of nine.
Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), his second album, was released in 2000 and went triple platinum.
I Want Candy, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), and That’s How I Beat Shaq were among the singles included. Following the release of the album, he went on to support the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears on their Oops! I Did It Again Tour.
Carter transitioned into rap as he grew older, and he also appeared in Broadway musicals and on the US television show Dancing With the Stars.
He struggled, checking into rehab several times and filing for bankruptcy in 2013 over millions of dollars in debt, much of it tax-related.
He also had a number of run-ins with the law for drug possession and reckless driving.
Earlier this year, he told the Daily Mail that he no longer wanted to be known as a “train wreck.”
“I am not what some people portray me to be,” he told the outlet. “If you want to call me a train wreck, I’ve been a train that’s been wrecked and derailed by a variety of things.”
Prince Carter, Carter’s son, was born in 2021, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, he checked into rehab earlier this year in an attempt to gain custody of him.
Melanie Martin, Prince’s mother, said in a statement that she was “still in the process of accepting this sad reality” after Carter’s death.
“Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated,” she continued.
New Kids On The Block, another ’90s popstar, paid tribute to Carter, saying they were “shocked and saddened” by his death.
We are shocked and saddened about the sudden passing of Aaron Carter. Sending prayers to the Carter family. Rest in peace, Aaron ❤️ pic.twitter.com/rDUcE4i8Iy
— New Kids on the Block (@NKOTB) November 5, 2022
Other celebrities who rose to prominence around the same time as Carter posted their own tributes to the late singer.
Carter had “a charm that was absolutely effervescent,” according to actress Hilary Duff, and One Tree Hill star Tyler Hilton said his death was “heartbreaking.”
No…. This @aaroncarter news is heartbreaking… this kid had such a spark. Known him for years and always really liked him, he was warm and really funny. Loved putting on a show and he was good at it. Ill find some pics of us and post more later… damn RIP budddd #aaroncarter
— Tyler Hilton (@TylerHilton) November 5, 2022
- Who Is Paula Zahn? How Was Lee Rotatoris’s Murder Case Solved After 40 Years?
- Actress And Native American Activist Sacheen Littlefeather Passed Away At Age 75
- Rick Scott Flees When Asked About Trump’s Racist Truth Social Post
- When a car hits a tree in Lincoln, 6 people die