Singer Aaron Carter found dead at age 34

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Singer and producer Aaron Carter performs at the "Kings of Hustler" male revue at Larry Flynt's Hustler Club on February 12, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images
  • The former child star and singer Aaron Carter has died at age 34, a representative confirmed to Insider.

  • TMZ reported that Carter was found dead in his bathtub inside his California home.

  • Carter and his family have publicly discussed Carter's mental health issues and addiction in recent years.

Aaron Carter, the singer best known for his teen pop and hip hop hits in the early 2000s, was found dead in his California home Saturday, his representatives and relatives confirmed to media.

A representative for Carter's management company confirmed to Insider that Carter had died. Carter's fiancé, Melanie Martin, also confirmed the news to the Associated Press in a statement Saturday evening.

"We are still in the process of accepting this unfortunate reality," Martin, who shared a son with Carter, said. "Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated."

Martin also posted a two-second video on TikTok that showed her crying shortly after news of Carter's death broke.

TMZ, citing multiple unnamed law enforcement sources, reported that Carter's body was found in his bathtub. The sources told the publication that authorities received a 911 call around 11 a.m. about a male drowning in the bathtub.

According to the outlet, homicide detectives were sent to Carter's home in Lancaster, Los Angeles County. But there were no further details reported, and no information about foul play.

California authorities also told The Hollywood Reporter and CNN that a death occurred at Carter's residence, though they did not identify the person.

Tributes to Carter from celebrities, friends, and fans were shared on social media.

Actress Hilary Duff, who worked with Carter on "Lizzie McGuire" when they were in their teens, said in a statement posted to Instagram: "For Aaron– I'm deeply sorry that life was so hard for you and that you had to struggle in-front of the whole world. You had a charm that was absolutely effervescent…boy did my teenage self love you deeply. Sending love to your family at this time. Rest easy."

Carter first came to fame in the 1990s as the younger brother of Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter. But Carter's own career soon took off, and he released his debut album, "Aaron Carter," in 1997 at the age of nine. His follow-up album, "Aaron's Party (Come and Get It)," was released in 2000.

Carter and his relatives have publicly discussed his mental health issues and addiction in recent years. Carter said in one 2019 interview that he had been diagnosed with multiple-personality disorder, schizophrenia, and acute anxiety.

"I'm manic depressive," Carter said in an episode of the talk show "The Doctors," which was published by People. "I'm prescribed to Xanax, Seroquel, gabapentin, hydroxyzine, trazodone, omeprazole."

In September 2022 Carter told The US Sun he had entered rehab for the fifth time, after losing custody of his son, Prince. He said the latest rehab stint was "to help with the weed."

"I don't want to smoke weed anymore. I don't really need to," he told the publication.

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