Aaron Carter reportedly missed a rehab therapy session on Friday, hours before he was found dead at his California home.
Sources told TMZ that Carter’s girlfriend signed Carter, 34, up for outpatient rehab therapy after confronting him in September — amid concerns that he was huffing off-camera during a live stream. Carter reportedly agreed to start treatment to get custody of his young son who is in his girlfriend’s mother’s custody.
Sources told the tabloid that Carter briefly stopped treatment, but he was reinstated last week. It is unclear whether Carter’s death preceded the online therapy session scheduled for Friday night.
On Saturday, a housekeeper reportedly found Carter deceased in a bathtub in his Lancaster home. According to TMZ, Carter is believed to have been dead for some time as there was a smell of decomposition and the water was an abnormal color. The tabloid also reported that cans of compressed air and prescription pills were found at the residence.
The Daily Mail reported that the housekeeper refused to allow neighbors Amanda and Anthony Cheval to render medical aid to Carter after she found his body. Amanda is a nurse, while Anthony is a corporate safety manager who teaches CPR.
The Chevals claimed they rushed across the street to Carter’s home with a defibrillator after hearing the 911 call on their police scanner. The couple was met by the housekeeper, who was reportedly hysterical and kept screaming, “He’s gone, he’s dead, he’s gone.”
The housekeeper allegedly refused to let Amanda enter the home. The housekeeper reportedly then locked the front door and ran away. An ambulance arrived at the scene minutes later, according to the Daily Mail.
The Los Angeles coroner has deemed Carter’s manner of death as undetermined pending toxicology results. TMZ reported that there were no signs of foul play and a suicide note was not recovered from the scene.
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