on Saturday, Aaron Carter found dead In the bathtub of his Lancaster, California home.
He was only 34 years old.
Carter struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues throughout his life, and fans naturally concluded that his addictions played some part in his demise.
As of today, however, details about Aaron’s final hours are hard to come by, and speculation has swirled.
according to a new report From TMZ, police found bottles of prescription pill, as well as several cans of compressed air, in Aaron’s home.
The latter discovery has a tragic significance, as Aaron was rumored to have developed a habit of “huffing” compressed air for the short-term high that comes from inhaling such substances.
Aaron often went live on Instagram, and his followers often suspected that he was huffing compressed air outside the camera.
This practice is known to cause serious brain damage, and is particularly harmful when combined with other prescription drugs.
Police say the last time anyone saw Aaron alive was around 2 a.m. on Saturday.
Carter’s live-in housekeeper says police conducted a welfare check around that time.
It is unclear who would have called the police, but many people expressed concern for Aaron in the days following his death, including his on-again, off-again fiancée Melanie Martin.
In his last livestream before his death, Carter received a text message from Martin that clearly upset him.
He read just part of it to fans: “You’re gonna die.”
Sources have since disclosed the context of Martin’s remarks, noting that it came from a place of concern and not out of brutality.
“If it’s true what you’re doing, you won’t live. You’re going to die,” Martin wrote.
“I love you, it’s not safe. Please don’t do this to yourself.”
Obviously, Martin was concerned about Carter, but that doesn’t mean she was the one who requested the welfare check.
After all, many, many other people were also concerned about Aaron.
Despite the caller, it seems that Carter ruthlessly dismisses the police and orders the housekeeper not to disturb him again.
The next afternoon, when he heard Aaron’s dog being disturbed in his bedroom, the homeowner became concerned.
He knocked and asked if he wanted coffee, then opened the door with no answer.
Police Method It appears that Aaron was dead for several hours, as the water in the bathtub had turned an “unnatural” color.
We’ll have more updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.