Aaron Carter, who rose to fame at an early age as a singer, TV personality and younger brother of Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, died on Saturday. He was 34 years old.
A source confirms his death to The Hollywood Reporterand it was also reported by TMZ. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said THR that a suspicious death occurred at Carter’s home address in Lancaster, California, but could not confirm the identity.
Representatives for Carter and her brother did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Born in Tampa on December 7, 1987, Carter debuted as the opening act for the Backstreet Boys on tour in 1997, and his debut album, Aaron Carter, was released later that year, achieving gold status.
His follow-up album, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), was released in September 2000 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 opening act for the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears on the Oops!…I Did It Again Tour.
Carter’s third album, Oh Aaron, went platinum in 2001, and he’s released two albums since, most recently To like in 2018.
He dabbled in acting, appearing on shows such as Lizzie McGuire and 7th Heaven and in the 2005 movie Supercross which also starred Channing Tatum. Carter made her Broadway debut in 2001 as JoJo the Who in Seussical the Musical and later had a long career as a cast member of the off-Broadway production of The Fantastic.
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 TV credits included competing on ABC’s 2009 season Dancing with the starsfinishing in fifth place, and on Food Network’s Culinary Battle Series Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off in 2012.
Carter was a staple of gossip sites and known for headlines surrounding his personal life, dating back to his early years as a teen idol. He welcomed his son Prince with Melanie Martin in November 2021.
Over the years, the star has been open about her substance abuse struggles, including in a 2017 episode of The doctors, and has had multiple stints in rehab, most recently entering earlier this year in a bid to regain custody of her son. He had previously entered rehab in 2017 following an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana charges.