According to the Associated Press and other news outlets, pop star Aaron Carter died at the age of 34 at his California home. Carter was discovered dead at his home in Lancaster, according to TMZ, after drowning in his bathtub.
Deputies arrived around 11 a.m. Deputy Alejandra Parra of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports of a medical emergency at a home in Lancaster.
Parra stated that deputies discovered a deceased person at the residence, but she could not confirm immediately whether it was Carter.
Melanie Martin, Carter’s fiancée, has requested privacy as the family mourns.
“We are still coming to terms with this unfortunate reality,” Martin said in a statement Saturday. “We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.”
Carter, Nick Carter’s younger brother, rose to fame as a child star, first as a singer and later as an actor in films and television shows such as “Lizzie McGuire” and “7th Heaven.”
Carter is best known for his sophomore album “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” which was released in 2000 and went triple platinum. The title track was included on the album, as was a cover of “I Want Candy” and a basketball-themed song called “That’s How I Beat Shaq.”
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, he opened world tours for both the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears.
According to E!, Carter battled addiction for many years, facing legal issues and entering rehabilitation while continuing with his music career. “Love,” Carter’s final studio album, was released in 2018.
He also publicly chastised many people, including his brother Nick Carter, whom he accused of attempting to place him in conservatorship. In E!, the two brothers appeared together. ‘s 2006 film “House of Carters” Several Carter family members were featured in the show as they worked to improve their relationships.
According to CNN, Carter revealed on “The Doctors” in 2019 that he was diagnosed with “multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety, and manic depression.”
Carter is survived by his son, Prince.
“Fame at a young age is often a curse rather than a blessing, and surviving it is difficult.” “RIP Aaron Carter,” Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren tweeted as the news broke Saturday afternoon.
Carter’s final tweet, sent on November 3, says, “Yo Kanye, let’s talk…. “Man to man,” he said, referring to rapper Ye, better known as Kanye West, who recently made several antisemtic remarks.
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