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'Nobody was there for him': Nick Carter could have done more to save Aaron, says late singer's friend

Aaron Carter's friend Gary Madatyan reportedly claimed that the late singer had an 'unhealthy obsession' with his brother Nick
Aaron Carter's friend claimed that his brother Nick could have done more to save his brother (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Aaron Carter's friend claimed that his brother Nick could have done more to save his brother (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Remembering Aaron Carter, one of his old friends recently spoke about his estranged relationship with his brother Nick and claimed that he wished Nick had "done more for his blood brother, who had an unhealthy obsession with him."

The 34-year-old pop star, who became famous for his chart-topping song 'I Want Candy,' was found dead in his bathtub at his home in Lancaster, California on Saturday, November 5. His body was first discovered by his house sitter. Authorities are still investigating the cause of death and the circumstances surrounding it.


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In the wake of his tragic death, Gary Madatyan, a long-time friend of the singer claimed Carter had an "unhealthy obsession" with his brother and he often spoke about repairing his relationship with the Backstreet Boys singer, right up to his untimely death. “I wish he could have done a little more as a blood relative to Aaron,” Madatyan, who is a celebrity stylist told Page Six. “I’m not judging him. I’m not saying anything bad because I respect him. He’s a talented artist. I love him, but Aaron had an obsession with his brother.”

Aaron and Nick Carter (L) aririve for the
Aaron Carter had an 'unhealthy obsession' with his brother Nick (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

According to Marca, he said, “Mentally ill people think differently. He was pushing, poking to get that attention. Aaron did things he should have never done to his brother, but we’re talking about mental health. He was crying out for help. He looked up to Nick in so many ways. They were trying to make everything good again."

Aaron Carter with friend Gary Madatyan (Gary Madatyan/Instagram)
Aaron Carter's friend Gary Madatyan spoke out after the singer's death (Gary Madatyan/Instagram)

He further added that the singer was also working on new music and was taking up therapy sessions to improve his life so he could regain custody of his 11-month-old son, Prince. “It just breaks my heart that nobody was there for him,” Madatyan said. “Different kinds of people were pulling him out and using his addiction and his mental illness. They used his name for publicity. I said to him, 'Look, I don’t like this. I love you so much and will do anything for you, but let me help you. This is not OK, brother. You’re not going on the right path with your life.'”


In a separate interview, Madatyan opened up about what he saw when he arrived at the singer's bathroom on Saturday. "I went to the bathroom where the bathtub was full of water, like, yellowish color," he told Entertainment Tonight, adding, "I personally think he was on medication and had fallen asleep in a bathtub. I think it's a tragic accident, because he loved life. He had so many plans. Even though he had mental issues, addiction, he loved life."

Officials have launched an investigation into the matter and have been trying to determine the cause of his death. Carter was reportedly enrolled in a month-long outpatient program at the Lionrock Rehab Center in Los Angeles. Authorities revealed that they discovered evidence of medication and compressed air cans in his bathroom.