Aaron Carter, a former baby pop singer and youthful brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, has died, a supply near the household advised CNN. He was 34.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department advised CNN they responded to a name for assist at Carter’s Lancaster, California residence on Saturday morning round 11 a.m. native time, the place a deceased particular person was discovered on the scene.
He was discovered lifeless in his bathtub, the supply stated.
Authorities gave no details about a attainable reason for loss of life.
Carter, who first discovered fame as a boy with pop songs like “I Want Candy” and “Crush on You,” is survived by his 11-month-old son, Prince.
The singer’s debut studio album, “Aaron Carter,” was launched in 1997 and he carried out because the opening act for the Backstreet Boys earlier that yr. His fifth and ultimate studio album, “Love,” was launched in 2018.
Carter was additionally identified for his roles on tv reveals equivalent to “Lizzie McGuire” on Disney Channel and “7th Heaven,” which debuted on The WB Television Network. He additionally appeared on his household’s actuality sequence on E! Entertaiment Television, “House of Carters.”
The singer obtained an outpouring of of affection and help from followers and different celebrities in 2017 after he got here out as bisexual.
“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 wrote 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.”
He then defined that at across the age of 13 he “started to find boys and girls attractive.”
“There were years that went by that I thought about it, but it wasn’t until I was 17-year-old, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with.”
The singer opened up in 2019 in an episode of “The Doctors” about his battle with a number of psychological well being points, together with a number of character dysfunction, schizophrenia, acute anxiousness and manic despair.
“This is my reality,” Carter stated as he held up a plastic bag of a number of prescription bottles in a single clip featured on the present’s Facebook web page.
In 2017, Carter was arrested in Georgia beneath suspicion of driving beneath the affect and marijuana possession as he and then-girlfriend Madison Parker had been touring by means of Habersham County.
The singer later stated in an interview that he doesn’t drink and denied that he has a drug drawback, CNN beforehand reported.
“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.”