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Aaron Carter, singer, dies at 34

Aaron Carter, singer, dies at 34



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Aaron Carter, the former child pop singer and younger brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, has died, a source close to the family told CNN. He was 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 around 11 a.m. local time Saturday morning, where a deceased person was found at the scene.

He was found dead in his bathtub, the source said.

Authorities have not released information on a possible cause of death.

Carter, who first rose to 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 released in 1997 and he performed as an opening act for the Backstreet Boys earlier that year. His fifth and last studio album “Love” was released in 2018.

Carter was also known for his roles in television shows such as “Lizzie McGuire” on the Disney Channel and “7th Heaven,” which debuted on The WB Television Network. He also appeared in a family reality series on E! Entertainment Television, “House of Carters”.

In 2017, the singer received an outpouring of love and support from fans and other celebrities. after coming out as bisexual.

“There’s something I’d like to say that I feel is important to me and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for almost half my life,” Carter tweeted. “This does not shame me, but only a burden and a burden that I have held for a long time and that I would like to be lifted from me.”

He then explained that around the age of 13, he “began to find boys and girls attractive.”

“It’s been years since I thought about it, but it wasn’t until I was 17, after several relationships with girls, that I had an experience with a man that attracted me. collaborated with and grew up with.”

In a 2019 episode of The Doctors, the singer opened up about his struggles with multiple mental health issues, including multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety and manic depression.

“This is my reality,” Carter said as he held up a plastic bag containing multiple prescription bottles in one clip posted to the show’s Facebook page.

In 2017, Carter was arrested in Georgia on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana while he and then-girlfriend Madison Parker were traveling in Habersham County.

Singer said later in an interview that he doesn’t drink and denied having a drug problem, CNN 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 other human in this world, but I would never risk my life or my girlfriend’s life.”



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