(Reuters) — Aaron Carter, who rose to early fame as a child pop star, toured with his brother’s hit band, the Backstreet Boys, and then pursued a career in rapping and acting, was in a Los Angeles area on Saturday, according to media reports. was found dead in his home.
A Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department spokesperson confirmed to Reuters on Saturday afternoon that a dead body was found at Carter’s residence and homicide investigators were on their way to the scene, but could not provide further details. Said he couldn’t.
There were no reports of suspected foul play in Carter’s death.
According to TMZ and The Hollywood Reporter, Carter, 34, released her debut album in 1997 and became a frequent Nickelodeon child pop star when she was just nine years old. He turned to rapping later in his music career and also appeared in productions such as his show ‘Seussical’ on Broadway.
He has dealt with addiction issues over the years, sometimes sharing them publicly.
During an appearance on celebrity health TV show The Doctors in 2019, he revealed a bag full of prescription drugs he took after being diagnosed with multiple personality disorders, schizophrenia, manic depression and anxiety. I lifted it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Carter has been to drug rehab centers multiple times, most recently earlier this year to regain custody of their son Prince.