Aaron Carter, singer and brother of Nick Carter from the popular band Backstreet Boys, died today at the age of 34. In addition to numerous musical hits, his career was also marked by scandals. He started singing in 1997 in the band Dead End.
After a few months, he decided to perform on his own and released the album "Aaron Carter" He released his second album "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)" in 2000. It contained the hits "I Want Candy", "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)", "That's How I Beat Shaq" and "Bounce", which aired on Disney and Nickelodeon.
Unfortunately, he had many problems in his private life. He admitted that he voluntarily checked himself into a rehabilitation center for addiction to Xanax, alcohol, and drugs. Arrested three years ago for driving under the influence of drugs.
He pleaded guilty and received a suspended sentence. In an interview with the Daily Mail earlier this year, he said he wanted to be seen no longer as a "train wreck" of a person. "I am not how some people try to paint me," he told the outlet.
"If somebody wants to call me a train wreck, well I've been a train that's been wrecked multiple times and derailed by many different things." American media often reported on his turbulent relationship with Melanie Martin, with whom he had a son, Prince.
She claimed he broke three of her ribs while they were fighting. After that, she apologized on Instagram and stated that she made it all up because she suffered from postpartum depression. Aaron had a tumultuous relationship with his siblings.
Namely, in 2019, he announced that he was se*xually abused between the ages of 10 and 13 by his sister Leslie, who died of an overdose in 2012. He also accused his brother Nick of abuse. Nick denied the allegations and filed for a restraining order.
As a reminder, Aaron's lifeless body was found in a house in Lancaster (California), TMZ reported. The police arrived after it was reported that he had died in the bathtub. Details are still unknown.
Representatives of his team confirmed his death.
"Right now it's a really bad time, we're trying to figure out what happened and what the cause of it was," they said. "We're just as upset as everyone and hope that fans can give thoughts and prayers to his family."