Pop Singer Aaron Carter died at age 34
Aaron Carter, the younger brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, has passed away, a source close to the family confirmed. He was 34.
According to CNN, a representative for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that deputies were called to Carter’s Lancaster, California residence at around 11 a.m. local time on Saturday, where they discovered a body.
The source claimed that his body was discovered in the bathroom’s bathtub.
However, authorities did not provide any details regarding a likely cause of death.
In 1997, he released his first studio album, titled simply “Aaron Carter,” and that same year he opened for the Backstreet Boys. His 2018 album “Love” was his last studio effort.
In addition to his work on “Lizzie McGuire” (Disney Channel) and “7th Heaven” (The WB Television Network), Carter was a well-known face in the television industry. His family’s reality show, “House of Carters,” airs on E! Entertainment Television, and he has made an appearance on it.
The singer’s 2017 coming out as bisexual was met with an outpouring of acceptance from fans and celebrities.
“There’s something I’d like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life,” Carter said on Twitter. “This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me.”
Around the time he turned 13, he “started to find boys and girls attractive,” he said.
After a couple encounters with girls, when I was 17, I had an experience with a guy coworker and childhood friend to whom I was attracted.
The musician revealed his struggles with multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, severe anxiety, and manic depression in a 2019 edition of “The Doctors.”
In one footage from the episode posted on Facebook, Carter stated, “This is my reality,” while holding up a small bag full with various medication bottles.
When Carter and his then-girlfriend Madison Parker were travelling through Habersham County, Georgia in 2017, they were pulled over on suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession.
Despite earlier reports, the musician later insisted in an interview that he does not drink and has denied having a drug problem.
“I don’t need help,” he stated. “What I need is for people to understand that I’m human and that I make mistakes just like every other human in this world, but I would never risk my life or my girlfriend’s life.”