Aaron Carter, a former child pop singer and brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, has died, a source close to the family told CNN. He is 34 years old.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told CNN that they responded to a call for help at Carter’s Lancaster, California home on Saturday morning around 11 a.m. local time, where they found a who died on the spot.
She was found dead in her bathtub, the source said.
Authorities have not released information about a cause of death.
Carter, who first found fame as a child with pop hits like “I Want Candy” and “Crush on You,” is survived by her 11-month-old son, Prince.
The singer’s first studio album, “Aaron Carter,” was released in 1997 and he performed as an opening act for the Backstreet Boys earlier that year. His fifth and final studio album, “Love,” was released in 2018.
Carter is known for her roles in television shows such as “Lizzie McGuire” on the Disney Channel and “7th Heaven,” which debuted on The WB Television Network. He appeared on his family’s reality show on E! Television Entertainment, “House of Carters.”
The singer received love and support from fans and other celebrities in 2017 after coming out as bisexual.
“There is something I want to say that is important to me and my knowledge that has been heavy on my chest for half of my life,” Carter wrote on Twitter. “This does not embarrass me, it is a weight and a burden that I have held for a long time that I want to lift from me.”
He explained that around the age of 13 he “started seeing pretty boys and girls.”
“It took me years to think about it, but it wasn’t until I was 17 years old, after some relationships with girls, that I had an experience with a man that I had an interest in. back. work with and grow with.”
The singer opened up in 2019 in an episode of “The Doctors” about his battle with mental health problems, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, severe anxiety and manic depression.
“This is my truth,” Carter said while holding a plastic bag of multiple prescription bottles in one photo posted on the show’s Facebook page.
In 2017, Carter was arrested in Georgia on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana while he and his girlfriend, Madison Parker, were traveling in Habersham County. .
The singer later said in an interview that he doesn’t drink and denied having a drug problem, CNN previously reported.
“I don’t need help,” he said. “What I need people to understand is that I am human and I have made mistakes like everyone else in this world, but I will never risk my life for the life of my friend.”