Singer Aaron Carter Dead, Aged 34

Singer Aaron Carter Dead, Aged 34 Instagram/Aaron Carter

Singer Aaron Carter has been found dead, aged 34. The singer and younger brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter was discovered at his home in Lancaster, California, according to TMZ. The site says that law enforcement responded to the property after receiving a 911 call at around 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 5. Carter’s body was reportedly found in the bath tub by his house sitter.

The death is not considered to be suspicious. While homicide detectives did turn up at Carter’s house, TMZ says this is standard procedure and that authorities do not believe there’s any evidence of foul play. However, while he’s believed to have drowned, further investigations are needed to determine what exactly happened.

It would be wrong to speculate on the cause of death. However, many have noted that Carter had well-known drug abuse issues for many years. In 2019, he went on “The Doctors” to open up about his pill addiction. On the same episode, he also discussed being diagnosed with several mental health conditions. Those conditions include multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, manic depression, and acute anxiety. He’s also gone to rehab several times over the years, most recently in September 2022 in order to regain custody of his young son, per TooFab. That does not mean that substance abuse caused Carter’s death, of course.

Carter’s fiance, Melanie Martin, relased a statement following the news. She told TMZ: “My fiancé Aaron Carter has passed away. I love Aaron with all my heart and it’s going to be a journey to raise a son without a father. Please respect the privacy of my family as we come to terms with the loss of someone we love greatly. We are still in the process of accepting this unfortunate reality. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.”

The fact that Aaron Carter is dead at such a young age is heartbreaking. He was so talented and had so much promise. May he rest in peace.

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