Former child star Aaron Carter, younger brother of Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, died Saturday at 34.
Sources told TMZ that Carter’s body was found in the bathtub at his California home.
A police spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that “a suspicious death” took place at Carter’s Lancaster home but did not confirm the identity, although a source close to the singer and actor did so.
Carter began performing at age 7 and opened for his brother’s band at 9 in 1997, releasing his debut album later that year. The album went gold.
His sophomore album, “Aaron’s Party (Come and Get It)” released in 2000 and went triple platinum. That year he again opened for Backstreet Boys along with Britney Spears on the Oops! … I Did It Again tour.
Carter appeared on “Lizzie McGuire” and “7th Heaven” and had a Broadway debut in 2001 in Suessical the Musical.
In later years he appeared on “Dancing With the Stars” and “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.”
More recently Carter’s personal life was gossip fodder, beginning way back during his time as a teen heartthrob. Much of the gossip surrounded his drug use, and he appeared on “The Doctors” to talk about the pills he was taking. His later life included multiple rehab stays, most recently in September when he went into rehab in an attempt to regain custody of his infant son Prince.
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[Featured image: FILE – Aaron Carter/(Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)]