Singer Aaron Carter, brother of Backstreet Boys' Nick, dies aged 34
Singer and Rap artist Aaron Carter was found dead in his bath at his home in Lancaster, California, on Saturday morning. Representatives of his team confirmed his death, PA reported. He was the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter.
His team rep said, “Right now it's a really bad time, we're trying to figure out what happened and what the cause of it was. We're just as upset as everyone and hope that fans can give thoughts and prayers to his family.”
The 34 year old started his career opening for the boy band Backstreet Boys on a number of tours and concerts, and also had a successful solo career. During the late 90s and early noughties he sold millions of copies of his four albums, the first of which was when he was only nine years old.
Aaron Carter faced a number of struggles, checking in to rehab several times and filing a bankruptcy petition in 2013 over millions of dollars of debt, much of it tax-related. Earlier this year he told the Daily Mail he wanted no longer to be seen as a "train wreck”.
He said to Daily mail, “I am not how some people try to paint me. 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.” Fellow '90s popstars New Kids on the Block paid tribute to Carter, saying they were "shocked and saddened" by his death.