Aaron Carter, singer and brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, dies aged 34
Homicide detectives have been dispatched to the scene
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed only that a suspicious death took place at the address of Carter’s home in Lancaster, California. He did not confirm the identity of the deceased. Representatives for Aaron and his brother have not yet commented.
TMZ said several sources told it that the performer's body was found in the bathtub after law enforcements officers received a 911 call around 11am saying that a male had drowned.
The publisher said homicide detectives had been dispatched to the scene, however, it added there was no information to suggest foul play. Carter is survived by his son, Prince.
The Mirror reported in September than Aaron had checked himself into rehab for a fifth time after losing custody of Prince, who was then 10-months old. He shared Price with his fiancée, Melanie Martin.
Carter's triple-platinum album 'Aaron's Party (Come and Get It)' was released in 2000, the year he toured with Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys.
The performer shot to fame in the late 1990s as a pop singer, releasing four studio albums, starting with his self-titled debut album in 1997 when he was just 9 years old.
Aaron Carter's big-selling debut album
Aaron Carter got his start opening for the Backstreet Boys on a 1997 tour, and his debut album, Aaron Carter, was released later than year, reaching gold status.
After his first album sold a million copies, Carter's second, 'Aaron's Party' tripled that.
He then became a regular on Nickelodeon, appeared on shows including Lizzie McGuire and made his Broadway debut in 2001 as JoJo the Who in Seussical the Musical.
Carter also starred alongside Nick and their siblings B.J, Aaron, Leslie and Angel Carter on the E! unscripted series House of Carters in 2006. Leslie died of a drug overdose in January 2012, aged 25.
Other television credits included competing on the 2009 season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, where he finished fifth, and on the Food Network cooking battle series Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off in 2012.
Aaron Carter, who later moved into rap music, has had multiple rehab stays, most recently entering earlier this year in an effort to regain custody of his son Prince.
He had previously entered rehab in 2017 following an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana charges, THR noted.
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