Aaron Carter, the former child pop singer and younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, has died, family sources told CNN. He is 34 years old.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told CNN that they responded to a 911 call at Carter’s Lancaster, California home on Saturday morning around 11 a.m. local time. people were found dead on the spot.
He was found dead in a bathtub, sources said.
Authorities have not released information on a possible cause of death.
Carter, who first found fame as a boy with pop hits like “I Want Candy” and “Crush on You,” is survived by his 11-month-old son, Prince.
The singer’s first studio album, “Aaron Carter,” was released in 1997 and he opened for the Backstreet Boys earlier that year. His fifth and final studio album, “Love”, was released in 2018.
Carter is also known for her roles in television shows such as “Lizzie McGuire” on the Disney Channel and “7th Heaven,” which premiered on The WB Television Network. Appearing in his family’s series on E! Entertainment Television, “House of Carters.”
The singer received love and support from fans and other celebrities in 2017 after coming out as bisexual.
“There is something I want to say that I feel is important to me and who I am that has been weighing on my chest for almost half of my life,” Carter wrote on Twitter. “It brings no shame to me, but it is a burden and a burden that I have held for a long time and I want it lifted from me.”
He then explained that around the age of 13, he “started seeing beautiful boys and girls.”
“I thought about it many years ago, but when I turned 17, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a man who also attracted me. worked together and grew up.”
The singer opened up in a 2019 episode of “The Doctors” about her battle with multiple health issues, including personality disorder, schizophrenia, severe anxiety and manic depression.
“This is my reality,” Carter said while holding a plastic bag containing several prescription bottles in a clip featured on the show’s Facebook page.
In 2017, Carter was arrested in Georgia on suspicion of driving under the influence while he and his girlfriend, Madison Parker, were driving through Habersham County.
The singer later said in an interview that he does not drink and denied that he has a drug problem, CNN previously reported.
“I don’t need help,” he said. “What I need is for people to understand that I’m human and I make mistakes like every human being in this world, but I will never risk my life or my girlfriend’s life.”