There is destruction in the world of music.
Former singer Aaron Carter, who later appeared on several reality television shows, was found dead on Saturday morning at his home in Lancaster, California.
He was 34 years old.
According to TMZ, after Carter’s body was found in the bathtub, law enforcement officers told the celebrity gossip website that they had received a 911 call about a man drowning.
Under standard procedure, murder detectives were then sent to the scene.
However, no evidence of any disturbance was found at the spot.
No cause of death has yet been determined, but sadly, Carter has a history of substance abuse.
Just three days before his passing, Carter was pulled over by police when he received a call about a driver who was weaving in traffic and possibly driving under the influence.
As it turned out, Carter was believed not to be driving drunk at the time.
“When you do the right thing, you don’t get into trouble. Do the right thing, that’s what you do,” the artist wrote on social media after the incident.
About a month ago, officials showed up to conduct a wellness check at Carter’s home after fans worried that he might be doing drugs on Instagram Live.
Carter later said that it was all a joke and that police found no drugs or criminal activity when they arrived.
Carter rose to fame as a child artist with hits such as “I Want Candy” and “That’s How I Beat Shake”.
He was also known for being the younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter; Aaron also toured occasionally during the day with this beloved boy band.
As recently as last September, however, the singer revealed that she “voluntarily” checked into an outpatient program at a rehab center to try and regain custody of her 11-month-old son, Prince. .
Carter said at the time that he was seeking help to manage the “trigger” that caused him to want to smoke marijuana… and to keep it “clear of huffing dust” as part of a “regimented drug” plan. Also admitted to taking Xanax for .
Elsewhere throughout his career:
Carter appeared in Dancing with the Stars… The Broadway musical sequel… Off-Broadway musical The Fantastics… and performed several solos.
In 2014, he released a single featuring rapper Pat Solo, “Ooh Wee”.
Carter released the single, “Fool’s Gold”, on April 1, 2016; and an EP called LøVë in February 2017.
His fifth studio album of the same name was released on February 16, 2018.
Before coming out as bisexual in 2017, Aaron dated stars like Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan in his youth. He got engaged to model Melanie Martin in 2020, and they welcomed a baby boy, 11-month-old Prince, last November.
“I’m going to be a good dad. I know it,” he told People Magazine in 2018, then adding back:
“I want lots of kids, lots of stability, lots of joy and laughter and learning and having fun. It’s going to be good.”
We send our condolences to Aaron Carter’s friends, family members and loved ones.
May the star rest in peace.