Aaron Carter died at 34
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Aaron Carterteenage pop singer and actor from the 2000s, has died at the age of 34. His management confirmed the news to Vulture. TMJ It was previously reported that Carter was found unresponsive in a bathtub at his home in Lancaster, California on Saturday morning. The police allegedly received a call that the singer had drowned in the bathtub.
Influenced by his older brother, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, Aaron began performing at the age of 7 and released his first album, Aaron Carterat the age of 9. His second album, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), released in the new millennium in 2000 and sold over 3 million copies in the United States, which led to Aaron becoming the opening act for Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys. He eventually began his acting career when he guest-starred on the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire for his Christmas episode, where Lizzie, played by Hilary Duff, tries to sneak into one of his music videos and the two share a kiss under the mistletoe. Several of his songs — “Leave It Up to Me,” “AC’s Alien Nation” and “Go Jimmy Jimmy” — were included on Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) soundtrack. Later, in 2009, he competed further Dancing with the stars next to Karina Smirnoff and finished in fifth place.
Throughout his life, Aaron struggled with mental health and substance abuse issues. Aaron entered first Treatment facility in 2011 and re-entered rehab a few years later in 2017 after arrested on DUI and marijuana charges. He also struggled with his relationship with his family. Their lives were front and center on the short-lived E! reality series House of Carters, where all five Carter siblings (Nick, Leslie, Aaron, Angel and Bobbie Jean) lived together and tried to reconnect as a family. However, family tensions it only grew until it escalated in 2019, when Nick Carter filed a claim restraining order against Aaron. He is survived by a son, Princeton Lyrik Carter, with whom he had his ex-fiancée Melanie Martin.
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