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Who was Mark Fogerty? Aaron Carter skirted death in 2015 by refusing pill his friend offered

Aaron Carter was found dead in the bathtub of his house in Lancaster, California on November 5
UPDATED NOV 13, 2022
Aaron Carter discussed being offered a strong painkiller that he refused while his friend died after consuming it (Alison Buck/Getty Images for Project Angel Food)
Aaron Carter discussed being offered a strong painkiller that he refused while his friend died after consuming it (Alison Buck/Getty Images for Project Angel Food)

LANCESTER, CALIFORNIA: Aaron Carter described how he was offered a powerful painkiller by a friend who later died in the hotel room next to him after reportedly taking it seven years ago. Carter, who escaped death at the time, was discovered dead in the bathtub of his Lancaster, California, home on November 5.

According to reports, there were aerosol cans and prescription medications nearby. Earlier, Carter told The US Sun that he refused a pill offered to him by his friend and club promoter Mark Fogerty, who took the drug and died later that evening.


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Who Was Mark Fogerty?  

Carter recalled the 2015 incident and said, "I was in the midst of my disease essentially. Unfortunately, Mark the promoter, he gave me a Percocet. And I ended up giving it back to him. And he took it and he died. Mark Fogerty died of a drug overdose in the room right next door to me," he added.

The late singer, who battled drug and alcohol addiction his entire life, claimed that his manager Taylor 'Louie' Helgeson had counseled him against taking the lethal medication that evening. "I showed Taylor. And Taylor took it and he was like: 'No do not do that,'" Carter added. And responded, "I said, 'OK no problem,'" the  New York Post reported. 

Carter informed the publication that he was committed to maintaining his sobriety and was almost ready to celebrate five years of being sober. He claimed his medical professionals had registered him with the FDA-sponsored Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System. This kept him from trying to abuse prescribed medications. After his sister Leslie passed away in 2012 from a drug overdose, Carter vowed he would never buy drugs on the street.

The publication further reported, Carter said, "I am not a 20-year Soundcloud rapper, I am gonna be 35, I am a father and a homeowner. I get highs [from] these accolades and these accomplishments that I'm doing now. I'm working on my new album, after having a very successful album. I have a lot to change and make sure I stay on point together with my doctors."

Carter checked into outpatient rehab in September to regain custody of his son. This was after a judge gave on-again, off-again fiancée Melanie Martin temporary custody because of concerns about domestic violence and drug use.

The deceased American singer was pulled over by police three days before his death because they suspected he was driving under the influence. Following a field sobriety test, officers cleared him. He was then discovered dead by his housekeeper at 11 am about a week ago.