After the news of the sudden death of 34-year-old Aaron Carter spread around the world, his brother, a member of the popular Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter, also spoke out. “My heart is broken. Even though my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never ever faded,” he wrote.
“I have always held on to the hope that he would somehow, someday want to walk a healthy path and eventually find the help that he so desperately needed. Sometimes we want to blame someone or something for a loss, but the truth is that addiction and mental illness is the real villain here.
I will miss my brother more than anyone will ever know. I love you Chizz. Now you can finally have the peace you could never find here on earth….I love you baby brother”. As a reminder, the brothers toured together for many years, and Aaron often sang as an opening act for the Backstreet Boys.
But when Nick got married in 2014, Aaron didn't attend the wedding. In September 2019, Nick and his sister Angel even filed a request for a restraining order against Aaron.
Nick Carter breaks down as Backstreet Boys pay tribute
Kevin said, "We all grew up together.
We’ve been through highs and lows, up and downs. You guys have been through it with us, we’ve been through it with you." He further added, "Tonight, we’ve got a little bit of heavy hearts because we lost one of our family members yesterday.
We just wanted to find a moment in our show to recognize him. Nick’s little brother Aaron Carter passed away yesterday." "He’s a part of our family," Kevin stated. "We thank you guys for all your love, all your well wishes and all your support."
"We’d like to dedicate this next song to our little brother Aaron Carter," Howie Dorough then added.
London showing so much love to @nickcarter right now.
To have a loved one taken away and the the perform on stage less than a day later, unbelievable courage ??@backstreetboys #DNAWorldTour #Aaroncarter pic.twitter.com/qIUQeBtyS2 — Dipps Bhamrah (@DippsBhamrah) November 6, 2022