SINGER, actor and rapper Aaron Carter has died, sources have confirmed to TMZ.
The star, 34, was found dead at her home in Lancaster, Calif., and TMZ reported that Aaron’s body was found in a bathtub.
Law enforcement tool TMZ that they received a 911 call at 11 a.m. this morning and homicide detectives were dispatched to the scene, although there was no evidence of foul play .
With the release of four studio albums, including his self-titled debut album in 1997 when he was just 9 years old, Aaron shot to fame as a pop singer in the late 1990s.
No cause of death has been released at this time.
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Nick and Aaron’s Story
Aaron Carter shares a tumultuous history with his brother Nick, a member of the Backstreet Boys, The Sun previously reported.
In September 2019, Aaron allegedly threatened to kill Nick’s wife, Lauren Kitt.
Nick filed for a restraining order against his brother, but Aaron denied the allegations.
House of the Carters
Aaron and his siblings starred in a reality show called The House of Carters in the early 2000s.
Since the show, the family has gone through tumultuous times after Aaron’s sister Leslie passed away and his brother Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys issued a restraining order against him.
Fans remember his contribution to pop culture
Fans are taking to social media to remember Aaron Carter’s contribution to early 2000s pop culture.
Many Twitter users are posting videos of her memorable appearance on the hit show Lizzie McGuire, saying it was “one of the best episodes”.
Others remember his music video That’s How I Beat Shaq and his biggest hit I Want Candy.
Fans remember Aaron Carter
Fans are taking to social media to remember Aaron Carter.
One user tweeted, “If you haven’t had the Aaron Carter experience with the fall of ‘Aaron’s Party; back then, you’ve missed the opportunity. The essence of early 1900s pop culture 2000s.”
Another added, “Damn Aaron Carter was my Justin Bieber when I was riding, I still remember when he appeared on the Lizzie McGuire Show, he was a swaggering young boy.”
Aaron opened up about family struggles
Last November, Aaron Carter opened up on Twitter about the reasoning behind his split from ex-fiancée Melanie Martin.
He said: “There was a really big lie and my sister contacting my ex-fiancé ruined it as she knew what the angel tried to do to me in court, thank you angel, you ruined my family. God bless you.”
He continued: “I’ve never felt more devastated, betrayed and lied to in my entire life, it’s such an awful situation considering the prince doesn’t deserve any of this and now it’s my job to be just a single dad and that’s what’s going to happen.”
Aaron’s motivations for recovering
In a previous interview with The US Sun, Aaron Carter revealed that he wanted to get sober to be a better dad.
He added that he wasn’t, “being the same kind of arrogant sh*t”.
Carter also said, “Being a dad is the most important thing to me.”
“Just being domesticated and civilized and growing up and taking care of my responsibilities.”
Learn more about Aaron’s recovery
Aaron explained in a social media live a few months ago that he hadn’t relapsed but was in rehab to deal with his triggers.
He said: “I haven’t had any relapses or anything like that, it’s just that the triggers are important right now for me. [and] I want my son back”
“The main reason I signed up for Lionrock Recovery Outpatient is to help with the weed.”
Aaron Carter’s custody battle
The Sun previously reported on Aaron’s custody battle over his son Prince.
In September, he began an outpatient drug rehabilitation program in hopes of stabilizing his relationship with his son’s mother, Melanie Martin.
Rocky romance with exfiancee
Aaron Carter’s relationship with Melanie Martin had its fair share of drama.
Aaron posted on his Instagram Story after their breakup, “I’m literally stuck in my own room because my ex won’t leave my house.”
The Sun previously reported that officers came to the house after the message and Aaron replied on his Instagram, “I love the Lancaster PD. Anyway, all good.”
Who is Aaron Carter’s ex-fiancée?
Aaron Carter was engaged to Melanie Martin and the two welcomed a child together in November 2021.
The two separated a few days after the birth of their son Prince.
Open for Britney Spears
Besides opening for his brother’s band The Backstreet Boys, Aaron also opened for Britney Spears in her younger years.
Aaron signed his first recording contract at the age of nine.
Survived by several siblings
The singer is survived by several siblings, including Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter.
Aaron also had a twin sister Angel and an older sister Leslie who died in 2012.
He also had a sister Bobbie Jean, a half-sister Virginia Marie, a half-sister Taelyn and a half-brother Kaden.
The life of the singer was full of pitfalls
After a childhood filled with touring and number 1 hits, Aaron’s life took a turn.
He struggled with drug addiction and his mental health.
Aaron had opened up on The Doctors show about the pills he was taking.
Cause of death not disclosed
Sources did not reveal the cause of death.
The cause likely won’t be revealed until an autopsy and coroner’s report are completed.
He started opening up for that brother
Aaron Carter made his opening debut for the Backstreet Boys on their 1997 tour.
Her debut album was released a year later and achieved gold status, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Younger brother of the Backstreet Boys star
Aaron Carter was the younger brother of Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter.
He also has two sisters, one of whom is his twin, Angel, and Leslie, who died in 2012 aged 25 of a drug overdose.
Aaron, who got his first recording contract at the age of nine, opened gigs for the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears throughout his teenage years.
Arrested for DUI last week
Aaron Carter’s death comes days after he was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving.
TMZ reported Wednesday that the singer was arrested on Tuesday while driving an RV.
No evidence of foul play
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that homicide detectives have been dispatched, but there is currently no evidence of foul play.
Homicide detectives are to arrive according to standard protocol.
Body found in bathtub
Sources tell TMZ that the singer’s body was found in a bathtub.
Law enforcement responded to a 911 call that a man had drowned in the tub.