Aaron Carter, the former pop singer and younger brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, has died, a family source told CNN. He was 34 years old.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told CNN that they responded to a call for help at Carter’s home in Lancaster, California around 11:00 a.m. local time Saturday morning, where they found a person dead.
He was found dead in his bathtub, the source said.
Authorities did not release information on a possible cause of death.
Carter, who found fame as a boy with pop songs like “I Want Candy” and “Crush on You,” is survived by his 11-month-old son, Prince.
The singer received love and support from fans and other celebrities in 2017 after coming out as bisexual.
“There is something I want to say that I feel is important to me and my identity that has weighed heavily on my chest for almost half of my life,” Carter wrote on Twitter. “This brings me no shame, just a weight and burden I’ve carried for a long time that I’d like to get rid of.”
He then explained that around the age of 13 he “started to find boys and girls attractive”.
“Years passed that I thought about it, but it wasn’t until I turned 17, after some relationships with girls, that I had an experience with a man that I also found attractive. he worked and grew.”
The singer opened up in a 2019 episode of “The Doctors” about her struggles with multiple mental health issues, including multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety and manic depression.
“This is my reality,” Carter said while holding a plastic bag of multiple prescription bottles in a clip posted to the show’s Facebook page.
In 2017, Carter was arrested in Georgia on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana while he and then-girlfriend Madison Parker were driving through Habersham County.
The singer later said in an interview that he did not drink and denied having a drug problem, CNN previously reported.
“I don’t need help,” he said. “What I need people to understand is that I’m human and I make mistakes just like every other human being in this world, but I would never put my life or my girlfriend’s life in danger.”