Aaron Carter, the singer-rapper who began performing as a child and had hit albums starting in his teen years, was found dead Saturday at his home in Southern California. He was 34.
A spokesperson for the LA County Sheriff’s Department told CNN they responded to a call for help at Carter’s Lancaster, California home on Saturday morning, where a deceased person was found at the scene.
Representatives for Carter’s family confirmed the singer’s death. They did not provide any immediate further comment.
He was found dead in his bathtub, the source said.
Carter rose to fame after releasing his second album, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) in 2000 which went on to sell three million copies.
The popular album featured the hit singles “I Want Candy” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq.”
Carter, the younger brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, performed as an opening act for Britney Spears as well as his brother’s boy band, and appeared on the family’s reality series “House of Carters” that aired on E! Entertainment Television.
He was also an actor, making cameos as himself in television shows like Lizzie McGuire and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Carter also appeared on the Dancing with the Stars in the US in 2009.
More recently, Carter released his fifth and final studio album, “LOVE,” in 2018.
Carter is survived by his 11-month-old son Prince, born Martin in November 2021.
– CNN and Associated Press