Singer Aaron Carter has died on the age of 34.
“We are extremely saddened and shocked to confirm the passing of Aaron Carter today,” his agent Roger Paul mentioned in a press release despatched to HuffPost. “At the moment, his cause of death is being investigated. We ask that you give the family time, and they will have more information when available. We cannot express the outpouring of love coming in.”
The pop star and rapper was discovered useless at his dwelling in Lancaster, California, on Saturday, TMZ was the primary to report, and The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.
He was the youthful brother of Nick Carter, a member of the Backstreet Boys. Aaron Carter began the music world by opening for the favored boy band. He launched his self-titled debut album in 1997 on the age of 9. Carter’s second album, which featured the singles “I Want Candy” and “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” was launched in 2000 and went triple platinum.
The younger star additionally made tv appearances on exhibits together with “Lizzie McGuire” and “7th Heaven.”
Carter continued to launch music and had stints in actuality TV, together with starring in “House of Carters” in 2006 with Nick and their three sisters, B.J., Leslie and Angel. Leslie Carter died of an overdose in 2012 on the age of 25.
Aaron Carter launched his final album, “LØVË,” in 2018 ― his first full-length album in 15 years.
But Carter additionally struggled with drug dependancy and rocky relationships together with his household. He had a number of stays in rehab and was arrested for driving underneath the affect in 2017. In 2019, he publicly admitted he had a huffing dependancy and had struggled with dependancy to a number of medication for years. That similar 12 months, siblings Nick and Angel each filed for restraining orders towards him, citing “increasingly alarming behavior.”
Just three days earlier than his loss of life, police had gone to Carter’s home after followers referred to as authorities for a welfare verify after he gave the impression to be huffing on Instagram Live.
Paul added that Carter was “adventurous and impulsive” but additionally “tender-hearted” and “courteous.”
“We can still feel his presence and warmth around us,” Paul mentioned. “Aaron knew sometimes he didn’t make the greatest decisions, but he suffered the consequences of that. He let himself be submerged in guilt, but he continued to venture on, trying to make things right and trying to make amends. Aaron Carter truly loved life.”
Carter leaves behind a son, Prince. He and fiancée Melanie Martin welcomed the infant boy final 12 months.
Actor Hilary Duff posted a heartfelt homage to her ex. “Boy did my teenage self love you deeply,” she wrote on Instagram, including that he had a “charm that was absolutely effervescent.”
“I’m deeply sorry that life was so hard for you and that you had to struggle in-front of the whole world,” Duff added. “Rest easy.”