Singer and rapper Aaron Carter has died at the age of 34.
According to TMZ, Carter was found dead in his Lancaster, CA, home on Saturday, Nov. 5. Several sources shared that his body was found in his bathtub.
Law enforcement told the publication that 911 dispatchers received a call around 11 AM saying that the singer had drowned. At this time, homicide detectives are on the scene.
There is no further information and police have not said whether there is evidence of foul play. But it’s important to note that it’s standard procedure for police to look into all such deaths as possible homicides.
TMZ obtained pictures from the scene that shows Carter’s home surrounded by Sherrif vehicles and yellow tape. Multiple publications have reached out to the singer’s rep, but there has been no communication.
Aaron Carter Was Open About Struggles with Mental Health and Addictions
Aaron Carter jumped to fame in the 1990s, following in the shoes of his older brother, Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter.
As a pop singer, Aaron released four studio albums, with his first being a self-titled collection in 1997—when he was just 9 years old. While the debut fared well outside of the US, it wasn’t until his second album, Aaron’s Party (Come and Get it) that he found major fame by going Platinum 3 times over.
From there, Aaron became a bonified child star. And in 2002, he took a break from the recording industry to start a career on the small screen with appearances in series such as Liberty’s Kids, Seventh Heaven, and Grand Strand. He also starred in full-feature films like Popstar, Superstar, and College Fright Night.
Aaron also competed in Season 9 of Dancing With the Stars and took 5th place. And he starred in his own reality TV series, House of Carters, for one season.
In 2018, Aaron returned to music with his fifth and final studio album titled LØVË.
As an adult, Aaron opened up to fans about his struggles with mental health and substance abuse. In 2019, he sat down on The Doctors and shared that he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, acute anxiety, multiple personality disorder, and manic depression.
The mental health issues helped fuel several addictions. And he once shared that “there is no reason to hide” substance abuse battles while trying to advocate for less stigma around the matter. Aaron attended rehab on five separate occasions, with his last earlier this year.
Aaron Carter is survived by his seven siblings and his son, Prince, who will turn one later this month.
This is a developing story.