Singer Aaron Carter, 34, found dead in his home, reports say By Reuters
(Reuters) – Aaron Carter, who rose to early fame as a child pop star and toured with his brother’s hit band Backstreet Boys before pursuing a career in rap and acting, was found dead on Saturday at his home near Los Angeles, according to media reports.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department confirmed to Reuters on Saturday afternoon that deputies found a deceased person at Carter’s residence (NYSE:) and that homicide investigators were on their way to the scene, but said they could not provide further details.
There have been no reports that foul play was suspected in Carter’s death.
Carter, 34, released his first album in 1997 when he was just 9 years old, becoming a child pop star who appeared frequently on Nickelodeon, according to TMZ and The Hollywood Reporter. He turned to rapping later in his musical career and also starred in productions such as the Broadway Show “Seussical.”
He struggled with addiction issues for years, sometimes sharing them publicly.
During a 2019 appearance on the celebrity wellness TV show “The Doctors,” he held up a bag full of prescription drugs he said he took after being diagnosed with a bleeding disorder. multiple personality, schizophrenia, manic depression and anxiety.
Carter has been to rehab several times, most recently earlier this year, in an effort to regain custody of her son, Prince, according to The Hollywood Reporter.