By J. Jala | 11:10 AM November 06, 2022
Singer and reality star Aaron Carter has died at age 34, according to multiple media reports.
The 34-year-old singer and former child star was found dead in his California home on Saturday. His death was confirmed to People and The Associated Press.
Deputies responded around 11 a.m. following reports of a medical emergency at the home in Lancaster, a desert city about 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of downtown Los Angeles, said Deputy Alejandra Parra with the LA County Sheriff’s Department.
Parra said the deputies found a deceased person at the residence, but she could not immediately confirm it was Carter. Authorities later said a house sitter found a man in the bathtub in the home and resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.
No cause of death has been revealed. TMZ was the first to report the news.
Born in Tampa, Florida, Carter had his first hit when he was just 9 years old. He went on to tour with his older brother’s band, the Backstreet Boys, release four studio albums and appear on Dancing with the Stars.
Aside from hits like “I Want Candy” and “Aaron’s Party (Come and Get It),” Carter was also known for being the younger brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter.
He had few acting roles and appeared on reality TV shows like “Lizzie McGuire,” “The Doctors,” “Celebrity Rehab” and “Dancing With the Stars.”
In recent years, Carter had been open about his struggles with drug addiction and mental health. On an episode of “The Doctors,” he revealed that he suffered from multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety and manic depression.
Carter’s fiancé, Melanie Martin, asked for privacy as the family grieves.
“We are still in the process of accepting this unfortunate reality,” Martin said in a statement Saturday. “Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.”
Carter’s fifth and final studio album, “LOVE,” was released in 2018. He is survived by his son Prince Carter, who will turn one later this month.