Entertainment news outfit TMZ reported that American singer and brother of Backstreet Boys Nick Carter, Aaron Carter has been found dead in his bathtub at his residence in Lancaster, California.
Carter, who was known for the hit album “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” back in early 2000
According to a police spokesperson, officers responded to Carter’s home at 10:58 am and found a deceased body, but were not yet able to publicly identify the person.
The 34-year old artist was born December 7, 1987 in Tampa, Florida, Carter began performing at the age of seven. His album “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” was released in 1997, Carter was age nine.
“Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” which sold three million copies in the US, placed Carter to teen heartthrob status. He became a regular on preteen Nickelodeon and Disney shows, including an appearance on the popular “Lizzie McGuire.”
The former teen heartthrob also toured with his brothers’ group The Backstreet Boys as well as Britney Spears. Carter’s follow up album “Oh Aaron,” went platinum.
After his stint as a young artist, Carter’s popularity began to fade but was continuously on the radar of the public. He appeared on numerous reality shows and off-Broadway productions, and released some new music online.
Controversies hounded the young Carter this includes an apparent strife among the five Carter siblings and family fights over money.
Back in 2011 Carter was revealed to have entered a treatment facility, with the star telling his fans that “the main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human.”
In 2018, Carter released another album and began doing one-off shows, and later a Canadian tour after leaving rehab. .
Carter filed a bankruptcy petition in 2013 due to over a millions in debt, most of it tax-related. He
also faced several run-ins with the law primarily over possession charges and reckless driving.
But In 2017 the former young artist began to publicly discuss his arrests and skinny appearance that had fueled rumors of illness or illegal drug use.
In early 2022, he told the Daily Mail he vied to no longer be seen as a “train wreck.” “I am not how some people try to paint me. If somebody wants to call me a train wreck, well I’ve been a train that’s been wrecked multiple times and derailed by many different things” Carter said.