Lancaster, Calif. (AP) — Singer-rapper Aaron Carter, who had hit albums in his childhood and teenage years, was found dead in his Southern California home on Saturday. he was 34 years old.
A representative for the Carter family confirmed the singer’s death.
The younger brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, Carter appeared as the opening act for Britney Spears and his brother’s boy band on the family reality series House of E! Appeared in The Carters. entertainment television.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Alejandra Parra said her deputy responded to reports of a medical emergency at her home in the high desert city of Lancaster around 11 a.m. Saturday.
Parra said agents found a dead body at the residence, but could not immediately confirm that it was Carter.
Two law enforcement officers, who requested anonymity, told the Los Angeles Times that Carter was found dead in the bathtub at his home.
Aaron Carter rose to fame at the age of nine, opening the Backstreet Boys Tour and releasing his self-titled debut album, which went gold in 1997. He produced hit singles such as the title track and “I Want Candy.” His videos aired regularly on Disney and Nickelodeon.
Carter has earned recognition for her acting accomplishments by appearing in television shows such as ‘Lizzie Maguire’ and in musicals both on and off Broadway (2001’s Susikar, 2011’s Fantastics).
In 2006, he starred alongside his brother Nick and his brothers BJ, Leslie, and Angel Carter in E! Unscripted series “House of Carters”. In 2009, he appeared on ABC’s competition show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ where he finished fifth with his partner Karina Smirnoff.
Carter’s fifth and final studio album, LØVË, was released in 2018.
Over the past decade, he’s been in the celebrity news for a string of issues involving the economy, health, drug use, and tumultuous relationships.In 2013, he filed for bankruptcy and owes $1.3 million in unpaid taxes. In 2019, he publicly spoke about his gaunt and unhealthy appearance, standing six feet tall and reportedly weighing 115 pounds.
He and Melanie Martin had a son, Prince, who turned 1 on November 22nd. After the birth of their baby boy, the couple announced they had broken up multiple times, but in a statement to the press on Saturday, Martin revealed that he is Carter’s fiancée.