Aaron Carter Remembered: Backstreet Boys and Melanie Martin Pay Tribute



CNN

The death of Aaron Carter last weekend at the age of 34 continues to grieve friends, family and fans of the late recording artist.

After posting a tribute to his younger brother on Instagram, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter broke down in tears during the band’s performance at London’s O2 Arena, according to several videos shared on social media.

“We have heavy hearts tonight because we lost a member of our family yesterday. And we wanted to find a moment to recognize him in our show.” Backstreet Boy member Kevin Richardson said. “Nick’s younger brother, Aaron Carter passed away yesterday [34] years He is part of our family. We thank you for all the love and all the wishes and all the support.”

The group embraced the elder Carter in support.

Aaron Carter’s ex-fiancée and mother of his young son, Prince, posted her TikTok video mourning the news of his death. Carter also shared a video of herself dancing to her social media audience with the caption, “Posting forever.”

Rapper The Game posted on his verified Instagram account that he was moved by Nick Carter’s posts about his brother and decided to share a story he had about Aaron Carter.

According to the artist, years ago he was traveling with his young son and his son’s mother when they realized that he was missing a seat in first class, which was overbooked.

The Game recalled Carter saying, “Hey, you little man…you can have my seat, Game.”

“At this point my first album dropped and I still wasn’t sure everyone knew who I was, so every new ‘Game’ I called was fresh and made me feel like I’d accomplished something big,” The Game wrote.

Carter went to sit in the coach section of the plane and The Game decided to join him, he wrote, as the pair would talk for the next six hours of the flight.

“I remember thinking how cool it is to talk to a guy I saw on MTV that my sister loved to death, so I became a star again, it was so dope,” The Game wrote. “We got to know each other very well on that flight, exchanged side numbers and always hugged when we saw each other over the years.”

He also had a message for Nick Carter and the family.

“M love and condolences are with you, your family and her baby during and after this difficult time,” The Game wrote to fellow Backstreet Boy. “Hit me anytime, FOREVER.”

Aaron Carter’s cause of death is pending additional investigation, according to the LA County Coroner.