Aaron Carter’s twin sister paid tribute to the former pop singer after it was confirmed he had died aged 34 on Saturday.
“To my twin…I loved you beyond measure,” Angel Carter wrote in an Instagram post, along with photos of her and her brother’s family. “You will be greatly missed.”
She continued, “My funny and sweet Aaron, I have so many memories of you and me, and I promise she will cherish them. I know you are at peace now. I will carry you with me until the day I die and see you again.”
Tributes for Angel and others are pouring in after a family source told CNN on Saturday that Carter, who rose to stardom as a young boy with songs like “I Want Candy” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq,” was found dead. in his bathtub.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told CNN that they responded to a call for help at Carter’s Lancaster, California home around 11:00 a.m. local time Saturday morning, where they found a dead person.
The singer has been open about her struggles with mental health in the past, but once denied having substance abuse problems in an interview with CNN.
Carter sometimes had a close relationship with his twins and other siblings, including older brother Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys: In 2019, Nick announced that he and Angel. A restraining order was filed against the brother, said in a statement that his youngest brother had “plans to kill my wife and unborn child.” Aaron Carter had it he denied the accusationssaying that he did not wish harm to anyone.
In addition to her sister, Carter’s honorees include Hilary Duff, who played the titular character in Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire,” in which Carter once appeared as a guest star.
“To Aaron – I’m so sorry life was so hard for you and you had to fight it out in front of the whole world,” Duff wrote on Instagram.
“You had a charm that was absolutely effervescent…boy my teenager absolutely loves you,” she added. “Sending love to your family at this time.”
Actress Melissa Joan Hart also expressed her condolences, posting a photo of herself with Carter and writing, “Sending love to #AaronCarter’s family and friends and fans. Stay tuned!”
the team New Kids on the Block also shared their solidarity In a statement on Twitter: “We are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Aaron Carter. Sending prayers to the Carter family. Rest in peace, Aaron.”