Aaron Carter's family are 'saddened and shocked' as investigation into 34-year-old's death continues

'We ask that you give the family time and they will have more information when available,' Aaron Carter's family said in a statement

Aaron Carter's family are 'saddened and shocked' as investigation into 34-year-old's death continues
Aaron Carter is the younger brother of Backstreet Boys' member Nick (Alison Buck/Getty Images for Project Angel Food, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Aaron Carter's untimely death at the age of 34 is being investigated by the authorities, and his family were reportedly shocked and heartbroken by his sudden death. According to TMZ, authorities got a 911 call at 11 am on November 5 reporting that a man had drowned in his bathtub. Police disocvered it was Carter upon inspection. The news was verified by a member of the singer's crew.

Speaking to The Mirror, sources said that homicide detectives had been sent to the location but do not currently have any information or proof of any wrongdoing. Although the cause of death has not yet been disclosed, his family said, "We are extremely saddened and shocked to confirm the passing of Aaron Carter today. At the moment his cause of death is being investigated." In a statement, as per The Independent, they said, “We ask that you give the family time and they will have more information when available. We cannot express the outpouring of love coming in.”

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In an interview with Us Weekly in 2017 Carter predicted that he'd be dead by the age of 30. He remarked, "Life, it was pretty tough. I dealt with a lot of trauma, a lot of loss, a lot of loneliness. I just felt like I needed to get away.”

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In an Interview with 'The Doctors' in 2017, when asked about what his greatest fear was, Carter's answer was heartbreaking. “Not being able to live as long as I can. That’s my greatest fear," he reportedly said. When asked if he was worried that he would go down the same path as his sister Leslie, who died of a drug overdose in 2012, he said, “I mean there’s always that worry, but there’s also the fact that I had to kiss my sister goodbye in the coffin. I had to kiss her right on her cheek, and I kept kissing her. That was a scary thing.” Further, he added, “My family knows that I was taking Xanax and stuff like that. I know that there is no happy ending to any of those medications," according to Page Six.

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Cafter's brother Nick was a member of Backstreet Boys, and he was launched into the spotlight at an early age. Carter started performing at the age of seven, and at the age of nine, in 1997, he launched his debut record. His self-titled album reached gold status and his second album 'Aaron's Party (Come and Get It)' went triple platinum. He released three more studio albums and also acted in a number of movies including 'Lizzie McGuire'.

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Aaron Carter and brother Nick perform at the Teen Choice Awards 2001 held at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, CA., August 12, 2001.  (photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Aaron Carter and brother Nick perform at the Teen Choice Awards 2001 held at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, CA, August 12, 2001 (photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Carter suffered from drug addiction and mental disorders and had checked into rehab a number of times. His latest stint was in September 2022 when he entered treatment in order to get back custody of his son, Prince according to LA Times. “I decided to enroll myself into that program. This will be my fifth time in rehabilitation, mainly to take care of aftercare,” he said. “There’s been no relapses. I haven’t had any relapses ... it’s just triggers are big right now for me. You know, so, I just, I want my son back.” In July 2017, while travelling in a vehicle with his then-girlfriend Madison Parker in Georgia, Carter was arrested on suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession. Later, he was out on bond.

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In this handout photo provided by the Habersham Co Sheriff Office, Singer Aaron Carter poses for his booking photo after being charged for marijuana possession and suspicion of driving under the influence on July 15, 2017 in Clarkesville, Georgia. Carter's girlfriend, Madison Parker who was with him, was also arrested with drug-related charges and obstruction.
Aaron Carter was arrested on July 15, 2017, for DUI and marijuana possession in Clarkesville, Georgia (Photo by Habersham Co Sheriff Office via Getty Images)

Leslie died of drug overdose in 2012, and his father also died five years later. In an interview, he admitted that he felt guilty for their deaths. Carter said then, "I felt like I'd been responsible for the death of my sister, for the death of my dad, for my family coming apart." He also reportedly revealed he schizophrenia, manic depression, multiple personality disorder and severe anxiety, as covered by MEAWW.

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