34 year old United States Singer and rapper Aaron Carter, has been found dead at his home in Lancaster, California on Saturday morning.
Aaron was the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter. His death was confirmed by people from his team.
“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.”
Aaron who started out opening for his brother’s band later transitioned into a rapper and had a successful career on his own.
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.
His second album, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), was released in 2000 and went triple platinum.
Aaron who was versatile also appeared in Broadway musicals and on the US TV show ‘Dancing With The Stars’.
He had struggled with addiction and had to be taken to rehab repeatedly. He had issues with the authorities over drug abuse and driving under the influence.
He would later declare bankruptcy after going into debt.
Following the announcement of Carter’s death, Prince’s mother Melanie Martin issued a statement saying she was “still in the process of accepting this unfortunate reality”.
“Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated,” she added.
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