Aaron Carter, singer and brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, dies aged 34

Aaron Cartersinger, TV personality and younger brother to Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, died Saturday (Nov. 5). He was 34.

A source confirms his death The Hollywood Reporterand it was also reviewed by TMZ. A spokesman for the Los Angeles police says THR that a suspicious death occurred at Carter’s address but could not confirm the identity.

Representatives for Carter and his brother did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Carter started out opening for the Backstreet Boys on tour in 1997, and his debut album, Aaron Carter, was released later that year and reached gold status.

His follow-up album, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)was published in September 2000. Aaron’s party peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and went triple platinum. It featured the singles “I Want Candy”, “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq”, and he supported the album as the opening act for the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears on the Oops!… I Did It Again Tour.

Carter ventured into acting and appeared in shows, including Lizzie McGuire and made her Broadway debut in 2001 as JoJo the Who in Seussical the Musical.

He starred alongside Nick and their siblings BJ, Aaron, Leslie and Angel Carter on the E! unscripted series House of the Carters in 2006. Leslie died of a drug overdose in January 2012 at the age of 25.

Other television credits included competing on ABC’s 2009 season Dancing with the starsfinishing in fifth place and on the Food Network’s cooking competition series Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off in 2012.

Carter was a gossip-page fixture and known for headlines surrounding his personal life dating back to his early years as a teenage heartthrob.

He has had several stints in rehab, most recently earlier this year in an attempt to regain custody of his son Prince. He was previously in rehab back in 2017 after an arrest on suspicion of DUI and marijuana charges.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

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