Aaron Carter – brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter – has been found dead.
Aaron, 34, was also a singer, and TMZ reports that he was found in his bathroom at his home in Lancaster, California. Members of Carter’s team have confirmed the death.
“We are going through a very difficult period and we are trying to understand what happened,” his team said.
TMZ says emergency crews arrived at the scene at 11 a.m. local time Saturday after a report of a drowning. The Lancaster Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a body was found at the scene, although they did not specify that it was Carter’s.
However, it was later confirmed that the deceased was Aaron Carter.
“We are extremely saddened and shocked to confirm his death. We are currently investigating the cause of his death. We would ask that you give his family time and they will provide more information when they have it,” Carter’s representatives added.
Aaron Carter is the brother of the youngest member of the Backstreet Boys – Nick Carter.
Gradually, he followed in his brother’s footsteps and began a career as a warm-up singer before the boy band.
He has one triple-platinum album from 1997, Aaron’s Party.Carter has also been in several films as a supporting actor as well as reality shows, but has also been open about his problems with drugs and alcohol.
He went through a rehabilitation clinic, and in 2013 he declared personal bankruptcy. He was stopped for driving while intoxicated.
Carter was engaged to model Melanie Martin, with whom he has a son a few months old.
In recent years he has been in a feud with his brother, which you can read more about here: