Singer Aaron Carter Dies at Age 34 – NBC Los Angeles

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Aaron Carter, the singer-rapper who started performing as a child and had been making albums since his teens, was found dead Saturday at his Southern California home, a source close to the family told NBC News. He was 34.

Representatives of Carter’s family confirmed the death of the singer. His fiancée, Melanie Martin, asked for privacy while the family mourns.

“We are still in the process of accepting this unfortunate reality,” Martin said in a statement on Saturday. “Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated.”

Carter, the younger brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, opened for Britney Spears and his brother’s boy band, recording several hits, including “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” and “I Want Candy.”

Emergency services responded around 11 a.m. after reports of a medical emergency at the home in Lancaster, a desert town about 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of downtown Los Angeles, LA County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Alejandra Parra said.

Parra said officers found a deceased person in the home, but she could not immediately confirm it was Carter. Authorities later said a house sitter found a man in the bathtub in the house and that CPR attempts were unsuccessful.

Carter opened for the Backstreet Boys tour in 1997 – the same year his gold-selling debut album came out. He reached triple platinum with his second album, 2000’s “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” which produced hit singles, including the title track and “I Want Candy.” His videos were regularly broadcast on Disney and Nickelodeon.

The singer earned acting credits through his appearance on television shows, including “Lizzie McGuire.” He starred alongside his brother, Nick, and their siblings BJ, Leslie, and Angel Carter on the E! unwritten series “House of Carters” in 2006.

Carter made his Broadway debut in 2001 as JoJo in the musical ‘Seussical’. In 2009, he appeared on the ABC competition show “Dancing with the Stars” finishing in fifth place with partner Karina Smirnoff. He was featured on the Food Network cooking show “Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off” in 2012.

In recent years, Carter has opened up about mental health issues and drug addiction. In a 2019 interview on the TV show “The Doctors,” he said he suffered from multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety and manic depression.

That same year, Nick Carter filed a restraining order against his younger sibling after allegedly saying he had thoughts about killing Nick’s wife.

Carter’s fifth and final studio album, “LOVE”, was released in 2018.

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