Singer Aaron Carter found dead at 34 in California home
Aaron, the brother of Backstreet Boys' singer Nick Carter, was the opening act for Britney Spears in 2000 and for his brother's band in 1997.
The singer-turned-rapper and actor Aaron Carter was found dead in his home on Saturday in California.
Representatives for Carter's family confirmed the 34-year-old's death but did not provide any further detail regarding the nature of the death.
Aaron, the younger brother of Backstreet Boys' singer Nick Carter, was the opening act for Britney Spears in 2000 and for his brother's boy band in 1997, and he later appeared on his family's reality series "House of Carters" that aired on the US entertainment channel, E! Television.
According to Deputy Alejandra Parra at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, police responded at around 11 am to a medical emergency at his residence in Lancaster, a desert city north of Los Angeles.
"We are still in the process of accepting this unfortunate reality," said his fiance, Melanie Martin in a statement on Saturday. "Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated."
1997 was the year his gold debut self-titled album was released after his opening act for the Backstreet Boys, followed by his album Aaron's Party (Come Get It), reaching triple-platinum status in 2000, with his hit single "I Want Candy" topping charts and being played on Disney and Nickelodeon.
The late singer made his way to Broadway in 2001 as JoJo in Who in Seussical the Musical. He began appearing on television shows like Disney's Lizzie McGuire and starred in 2006 with his brother, Nick, and siblings BJ, Leslie, and Angel on the E! unscripted reality show "House of Carters."
He expanded and finished in fifth place on the competition show Dancing with the Stars in 2009 and later featured on the Food Network cooking show Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off in 2012.
Life for Carter wasn't always sparkles and arts: he revealed his troubles in 2017 with substance abuse on an episode of The Doctors, adding that he underwent rehab that same year after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence and on marijuana charges. Rehab was an effort to regain custody of his son Prince.
His fifth and final studio album, LOVE, was released in 2018.