How did Aaron Carter die? Singer and actor, 34, found dead in bathtub

Aaron Carter was the younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, who came to the limelight in 1997 with his namesake debut album

How did Aaron Carter die? Singer and actor, 34, found dead in bathtub
Aaron Carter died in his Lancester home at the age of 34 (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Singer Aaron Carter died on Saturday, November 5, at the age of 34. The singer and actor, whose albums 'Aaron’s Party' and 'LOVE' went off the charts, was found dead at his house in Lancaster, California. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the body was discovered just around 11 am.

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A statement was initially released by Carter's representative, although it didn't mention his death. "A statement will be released shortly by the family and management. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time," reported People. However, Carter's fiance Melanie Martin later confirmed his death. "My fiancé Aaron Carter has passed away. I love Aaron with all my heart and it’s going to be a journey to raise a son without a father. Please respect the privacy of my family as we come to terms with the loss of someone we love greatly. We are still in the process of accepting this unfortunate reality. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated," she told TMZ. As per the outlet, Aaron's body was found in the bathtub by his house sitter. 

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Aaron is a former child pop star, and the younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, who came to the limelight in 1997 with his namesake debut album. His follow-up album was 'Aaron’s Party (Come Get it)' in 2000, 'Oh Aaron' in 2001, and 'Another Earthquake!' in 2002. His most recent work was 'Love' which he released in 2018, after a gap of 16 years. Aaron also worked in shows like 'Lizzie McGuire', 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch', '7th Heaven', 'Fat Albert', 'Popstar', and 'Supercross'.

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Singer Aaron Carter performs at the Gramercy Theatre on January 19, 2012 in New York City.
Singer Aaron Carter performs at the Gramercy Theatre on January 19, 2012 in New York City (Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Aaron had dated celebrities, including Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan, before he came out as bisexual in 2017. He got engaged to model Melanie Martin in 2020, and shared a baby boy named Prince. "I'm going to be a good father. I know it. I want lots of kids, lots of stability, lots of happiness and laughter and learning and having fun. It's going to be good,” he had said to people magazine in 2018. He added, "I'm happy that I came out on the other side. I was a very happy baby growing up. [Now] I just want to have fun, be healthy — mind, body, soul, emotions … all of those things, and really be responsible for my own actions too."

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Aaron had faced legal issues in past and struggled with addiction and mental health too. He sought treatment for it in the past as well to come out of it. The most recent incident took place on Tuesday, November 01, after he was pulled out by a DUI official. However, he was let go after passing a field sobriety test, reported TMZ.

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