Singer Aaron Carter dead at 34

Singer Aaron Carter dead at 34

Aaron Carter, who was known for several hits in the 2000s, including “I Want Candy,” has died, his manager told CBS News on Saturday. The singer was 34. Roger Paul said that he was shocked and saddened to confirm the death of Aaron Carter. “At this time, his cause of death remains under investigation. We ask that you allow the family to grieve. They will be able to provide more information as soon as possible. We can’t express the love and support that has been shown to us. “

Aaron Carter In Concert - New York, NY
A general view of atmosphere at Lane Bryant 34th Street Flagship Store Opening & Ribbon Cutting on March 1, 2013, in New York City.

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A representative for his older brother, Nick Carter, also confirmed his death.

In a Saturday evening news release, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it received a 911 call from a home in Lancaster, California, at about 11 a.m. Saturday from a house sitter who said she found a man unresponsive in a bathtub. According to the sheriff’s office, the dispatcher advised her that she start CPR.

Deputies, L.A. County Fire Department paramedics arrived at the scene and declared the man dead at the spot, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office said authorities are conducting an investigation and that they would not confirm the identity of the victim.

In releasing five albums, Carter also appeared on Nickelodeon and toured for The Backstreet Boys for a while. His older brother was also a member of the group.

He was a guest on Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire” and made his acting debut. Carter played JoJo in “Who in Seussical the Musical” on Broadway beginning in 2001. Five years later, he had an E! “House of Carters. “

Carter’s fiance, Melanie Martin, asked for privacy, The Associated Press reported.

” We are still working to accept this unfortunate reality,” Martin stated in a statement Saturday. “Your prayers and thoughts are greatly appreciated. “

Sophie Reardon


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Sophie Reardon works as a News Editor for CBS News. Reach her at sophie.reardon@viacomcbs.com

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