Aaron Carter, singer and brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, has died aged 34, his representative has confirmed.
He is an American musician who has opened for American boy bands on several tours and concerts, and has also had a successful solo career.
A representative for Carter’s team confirmed the news to the PA news agency and said they were still determining the cause of death.
In a statement, they said: “We are deeply saddened and shocked to confirm the passing of Aaron Carter today.
“The cause of his death is currently under investigation. We ask that you give the family time and they will have more information as it becomes available.
“We can’t describe the love that’s pouring out.”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department also confirmed to PA that officers went to Carter’s home at 4200 LA Vista Drive in Lancaster, California, on Saturday, and found someone dead.
Carter began opening the Backstreet Boys on tour in 1997 and later that year he released his self-titled debut album.
His second studio album, Aaron’s Party (Come And Get It), was released in 2000 and went triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
It included the singles I Want Candy, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) and That’s How I Beat Shaq and he supported the album for several Backstreet Boys concerts and for Britney Spears on the Oops tour !… I Did It Again.
He went on to release three more studio albums, 2001’s Oh Aaron, 2002’s Another Earthquake! and 2018’s Love.
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Carter also tried her hand at acting, guest-starring on shows including Lizzie McGuire and making her Broadway debut in 2001 as JoJo the Who in Seussical The Musical.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/aaron-carter-singer-and-brother-of-backstreet-boys-nick-carter-dies-aged-34-42121731.html Aaron Carter, singer and brother of Backstreet Boys Nick Carter, dies aged 34