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Aaron Carter, Brother Of Backstreet Boy Pop Star, ‘found Dead In His Bathtub’ Aged 34

Aaron Carter, 34, the brother of famed pop icon and Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter has been ‘found dead in his bathtub’ at his home in Lancaster California. 

Law enforcement said that they received a 911 call at 11 am on Saturday saying that ‘a male had drowned in the tub.’ They were contacted by a house sitter, who had found his body, the sheriff’s department told DailyMail.com. 

Homicide detectives have been dispatched to the scene, but there is no information or evidence of foul play at this time.

Emergency services have been spotted outside Carter’s Lancaster home which has been cordoned off with police tape.

Carter rose to fame as a child star, first as a singer and later as an actor in film and television shows like ‘Lizzie McGuire’ and ‘7th Heaven.’

Aaron Carter (pictured), brother of famed pop icon and Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter has been ‘found dead in his bathtub’ at his home in Lancaster California 

A coroner brings Aaron Carter’s body out from his home in Lancaster, California late Saturday

Sheriff deputies arrive at Aaron Carter’s house in Lancaster after reportedly receiving a call of a possible dead body at around 11 a.m. local time

Carter was found dead at his home in Lancaster, about 70 miles from downtown Los Angeles

Carter, who opened for the Backstreet Boys on a 1997 tour, shot to fame in the 90s releasing four studio albums, starting with his self-titled debut album in 1997 when he was only 9 years old.  

The 34-year-old notably battled addiction for many years, facing legal troubles and entering rehabilitation while continuing with his music career, according to E!.

He also publicly feuded with many, including his brother Nick, whom he accused of trying to put him under a conservatorship, similar to the one placed on Brittney Spears. 

In 2019, he revealed on ‘The Doctors’ that he was diagnosed with ‘multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety and manic depression,’ according to CNN.

The troubled celebrity is survived by his son Prince.

Prince’s mother and on-again-off-again girlfriend, Melanie Martin, posted to Tik Tok crying just minutes after the announcement. 

Martin can be seen driving while crying into the camera which is filming the short video.

She released a statement later Saturday: ‘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.’ 

In the embattled rapper’s last performance before his untimely death he can be heard singing that ‘he’ll be gone but it’s not for long’.

The video was posted to Instagram just a day before the shock announcement.

Martin was spotted later Saturday in tears arriving at Carter’s Lancaster home.  

Carter has two sisters, one of which is his twin, Angel and Leslie, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 25 from a drug overdose.

In the embattled rapper’s last performance before his untimely death he can be heard singing that ‘he’ll be gone but it’s not for long’

Aaron Carter’s ex-fiancee Melanie Martin breaks down into tears as she arrives at his home after shocking death

Martin was seen with an unidentified woman and a young girl arriving at Carter’s home

Martin was arrested after a domestic violence incident between herself and Carter in 2020

A few months before the incident, Carter had the name ‘Melanie’ tattooed on his forehead

Martin can be seen visibly distraught upon arriving at the Lancaster home

Martin had posted a short video of herself crying on TikTok earlier Saturday

The troubled celebrity, who shot to fame in the 90s after a career of number 1 hits and touring, is survived by his son Prince

Homicide detectives have been dispatched to the scene, but there is no information or evidence of foul play involved in the alleged death of Carter, who is seen pictured here with his brother – Backstreet Boy pop sensation – Nick Carter

Carter is seen here in his booking photo after being charged for marijuana possession and suspicion of driving under the influence in 2017 the 34-year-old notably battled addiction for many years, facing legal troubles such as this

Carter was pulled over on suspicion of DUI on Tuesday last week after his on-off girlfriend Melanie Martin ‘called the police’ – with the embattled singer later cleared of any wrongdoing.

TMZ reported that the I Want Candy hitmaker was driving an RV in Antelope Valley around 10.45am  when police got a call about a driver possibly driving under the influence and weaving through traffic.

Officers conducted field sobriety tests on the star and he was found not to be under the influence.

In a bizarre turn, he later locked his keys inside the RV with photos showing the singer getting into the vehicle via the roof hatch to retrieve them.

Carter’s brother Nick and his Backstreet Boys bandmates have yet to comment. The group are scheduled to play The O2 in London Sunday night as part of their European tour, as well as a previously scheduled appearance on QVC to promote the group’s new Christmas album.  

Aaron Carter, the child star who released his first album at NINE, feuded with his Backstreet Boys singer brother who threatened him with conservatorship and whose sister died of an OD at just 25 as he battled his own substance abuse demonsAaron Carter lived a life in the spotlight that was occasionally colorful, but more often filled with drama and tragedy.  

Carter, 34, the brother of famed pop icon and Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter was ‘found dead in his bathtub’ at his home in Lancaster, California Saturday. 

He was born in Tampa Bay, Florida in 1989. Along with brother Nick, he had a twin sister, Angel and two other sisters, BJ and Leslie.  

The singer grew up in the shadow of Carter’s world-conquering boy band but also tried to stake out his own claim in pop music, releasing his first record in 1997 at the age of just nine, on the same Jive Records label that led his brother to stardom. 

His second album, ‘Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),’ went triple platinum upon it’s 2000 release and spawned multiple charting singles, including a video for ‘That’s How I Beat Shaq’ in which the singer went 1-on-1 with NBA great Shaquille O’Neal. 

Aaron Carter lived a life in the spotlight that was occasionally colorful but even more often filled with drama and tragedy

The singer grew up in the shadow of Carter’s world-conquering boy band but also tried to stake out his own claim in pop music, releasing his first record in 1997 at the age of just nine, on the same Jive Records label that led his brother to stardom 

He was born in Tampa Bay, Florida in 1989. Along with brother Nick, he had a twin sister, Angel and two other sisters, BJ and Leslie, releasing his first album at the age of just nine

Carter, 34, the brother of famed pop icon and Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter has was ‘found dead in his bathtub’ at his home in Lancaster, California Saturday

However, after 2001’s ‘Oh Aaron’ sold over a million copies in the US alone, the singer failed to have the staying power that his brother’s group did. 

He released one more album of original songs in 2002 before going 16 years without making any new music.

Carter, like many young music stars of era, also pursued some acting, appearing in several Disney Channel sitcoms. 

He would go on to make a few appearances in motion pictures, including Fat Albert and Ella Enchanted but his film career would sputter out, much like his singing career. 

Carter’s life was often fodder for tabloids, not only in connection to his brother, but with his dating exploits, as he was linked to fellow child stars Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan. 

Carter’s life was often fodder for tabloids, not only in connection to his brother, but with his dating exploits, as he was linked to fellow child stars Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan

Carter, like many young music stars of era, also pursued some acting, appearing in several Disney Channel sitcoms. He would go on to make a few appearances in motion pictures, including Fat Albert and Ella Enchanted but his film career would sputter out, much like his singing career

He also appeared on a reality show with his brother and three other siblings, E!’s House of Carters in 2006. 

Aaron Carter reappeared in the public eye in 2009, finishing in fifth place on the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars. 

By 2011, the former child star had ended up in rehab at the Betty Ford Center in California. At the end of the year, he had returned to the stage, even appearing in an off-Broadway musical.  

His sister, Leslie, also suffered from drug addiction, dying of an overdose at just 25 years old in 2012.  

Leslie’s death was a significant break in the relationship between the siblings, particularly Nick.

Aaron and Nick in 2005 participating in a celebrity basketball game

Carter also appeared on a reality show with his brother and three other siblings, E!’s House of Carters in 2006

Nick Carter told The Dr. Phil Show in 2013 that his relationship to his four siblings had ‘been toxic’ after Leslie died. He said he felt that his family blamed him for Leslie’s death.

Aaron accused Leslie of sexual abuse in 2019, saying she had abused him between the ages of 10 and 13 and would happen when Leslie failed to take medication for bipolar disorder. 

He’d also accused Nick of abuse, though his legal team denied the allegations.  

Aaron had multiple run-ins with the law related to substance abuse. 

Carter was arrested in Texas in 2008 for speeding and was found to have marijuana in his vehicle, according to Fox News. 

He was again arrested for driving under the influence in 2017 and reckless driving in 2021. 

US pop singer Aaron Carter poses for pictures during an interview at K17 prior to a concert in Berlin, Germany in 2015

Carter also had a turbulent romantic life. In addition to Lohan and Duff, he’d been engaged to Playboy model Keri Anne Peniche before breaking it off. 

In 2019, he was granted a restraining order against then-girlfriend Lina Valentina, who allegedly threatened to stab him.

Melanie Martin, Carter’s girlfriend at the time of his death, was arrested after an alleged domestic violence incident in which Carter was purported to be the victim.

In the late 2010s, Carter attempted a comeback in several different avenues. 

He released a record in 2018 and had also started releasing rap music under the moniker Kid Carter. 

Aaron Carter (pictured), brother of famed pop icon and Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter has been ‘found dead in his bathtub’ at his home in Lancaster California 

In 2020, Carter began posting on the content site OnlyFans, charging up to $100 for nude photos. 

By 2021, Carter was facing off with the likes of Lamar Odom in a celebrity boxing match. He lost on a second round knockout.  

Later that year, he lost out on a role in the Las Vegas show Naked Boys Singing because he’d refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine. 

His problems with family continued that year, saying that Nick had tried to put him under a conservatorship, according to TMZ.   

Carter had split from fiancée Martin just one week after they welcomed their first child together.

By 2021, Carter was facing off with the likes of Lamar Odom in a celebrity boxing match. He lost on a second round knockout

His problems with family continued, saying that Nick had tried to put him under a conservatorship

In the embattled rapper’s last performance before his untimely death he can be heard singing that ‘he’ll be gone but it’s not for long’

The 33-year-old pop star announced the split in a lengthy Twitter rant, claiming Melanie had ‘deceived’ him by speaking to his estranged twin sister Angel behind his back.

Into 2022, the troubles for Carter continued. Just this past Tuesday, he was pulled over on suspicion of DUI on Tuesday after his on-off girlfriend Melanie Martin ‘called the police’ – with the embattled singer later cleared of any wrongdoing. 

His last public performance came September 11, 2022, where he can be heard singing that ‘he’ll be gone but it’s not for long’.

The video was posted to Instagram just a day before the shock announcement.