Aaron Carter, a former child pop singer, and younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, has died. He was 34.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said they responded to a call for help at Carter’s Lancaster, California home on Saturday morning around 11 a.m.
He was found dead in his bathtub. No word on a possible cause of death.
Besides his career in pop music, Carter was also known for his roles on television shows such as “Lizzie McGuire”, “7th Heaven,” and he also appeared on his family’s reality series, “House of Carters.”
Carter suffered from drug addiction and legal troubles, including a DUI in Georgia in 2017.
Carter said he became addicted to opioids in 2019 after he was prescribed oxycodone as he recovered from a broken jaw he sustained in a fight.
In a 2019 episode of “The Doctors”, Carter opened up about his battle with multiple mental health issues, including multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety and manic depression.
Aaron is survived by his 11-month-old son, Prince.
Nick Carter took to Instagram to post several photos of he and Aaron, along with a tribute:
“My heart is broken. Even though my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never ever faded. I have always held on to the hope that he would somehow, someday want to walk a healthy path and eventually find the help that he so desperately needed. Sometimes we want to blame someone or something for a loss, but the truth is that addiction and mental illness is the real villain here. I will miss my brother more than anyone will ever know. I love you Chizz. Now you can finally have the peace you could never find here on earth….I love you baby brother.”
Source: TMZ, Instagram.
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