Aaron Carter, singer and brother of Backstreet Boys member, Nick Carter, has passed away aged 34, his representative has confirmed.
The musician frequently opened for the boy band on a number of tours and concerts, and also had a successful career as a solo artist.
A representative of Carter’s team confirmed the news to the PA news agency and said they are still determining the cause of death.
In a statement, they said: “We are extremely saddened and shocked to confirm the passing of Aaron Carter today.
“At the moment his cause of death is being investigated. We ask that you give the family time and they will have more information when available.
“We cannot express the outpouring of love coming in.”
Los Angeles County Police Department also confirmed to PA that officers attended Carter’s residence at 4200 LA Vista Drive in Lancaster, California, on Saturday, and found someone dead.
Carter got his start opening for the Backstreet Boys on a 1997 tour and later that year he released his self-titled debut album.
His second studio album, Aaron’s Party (Come And Get It), was released in 2000 and went triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
He went on to release three more studio albums, 2001’s Oh Aaron, 2002’s Another Earthquake! and 2018’s Love.
Carter also tried his hand at acting, guest starring on shows including Lizzie McGuire and making his Broadway debut in 2001 as JoJo the Who in Seussical The Musical.
Source : times