According to TMZ, Aaron Carter, an American musician who became famous at the beginning of the millennium with the release of his album “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” passed away on Saturday. The man was 34 years old.
A sibling of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter was reportedly found dead in a bathtub at the family’s California home. Police were called to Carter’s house at 10:58 a.m. and discovered a body, according to an AFP report. However, the identity of the deceased has not been released at this time.
When contacted by AFP, Carter’s manager did not immediately respond. The Tampa, Florida-born musician’s career kicked out when he was just seven years old, and his first album was released in 1997.
Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), his second album, sold three million copies in the United States and made him a teen idol overnight. He was soon a regular on shows like “Lizzie McGuire” and others aimed towards preteens on Nickelodeon and Disney.
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Carter’s following album, “Oh Aaron,” went platinum, and he toured with the boy band The Backstreet Boys, of which his older brother is a member, and with Britney Spears.
Carter’s popularity waned as he got older. Still, he kept himself in the public spotlight by making cameos in reality shows and off-Broadway companies and putting out new music on the internet.
But his problems, such as apparent friction among the five Carter siblings and family fights over money, became tabloid fodder. After it was reported that Carter had checked into rehab in 2011, he told his supporters, “the main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human.”
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The musician started performing in one-off gigs after getting out of rehab and then went on to tour Canada. In 2018, he dropped yet another studio album.
In 2013, he filed for bankruptcy because of his enormous tax debt. Carter had multiple brushes with the law, most often for possession and careless driving.
In 2017, he opened up about his criminal record and his thin appearance, both of which have led to speculation about sickness or drug usage. His anxiety and sleep problems persisted in 2018, so he checked himself into a new rehabilitation center and said he was doing better.
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He told the Daily Mail earlier this year that he wanted to shed his “train disaster” reputation. I’m not what some people want to make me out to be,” he told the media. Someone may label me a train wreck, but I’ve been derailed and wrecked many times over.