“God please take care of my little brother,” the Backstreet Boys member posted on social media on Sunday, after the tragic news broke. news
Aaron Carter was found dead at his California home on November 5 at age 34 (@nickcarter)
Nick Carterreferred to his “complicated” relationship with his late brother Aaron Carter in a heartfelt tribute after the tragic death of the singer who was found dead on Saturday at his home in Lancaster, California. According to the North American media outlet TMZ, the body was found in the property's bathtub.
“My heart it broke today”,A lengthy tribute began along with a slideshow of photos of him and Aaron over the years. “Although my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never faded.”
“I have always clung to the hope that somehow some day you want to walk down a healthy path and finally find the help you so badly needed. Sometimes we want to blame someone or something for a loss. But the truth is that addiction and mental illness are the real villains hereí”, Carter said to his publication.
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The 42-year-old Backstreet Boys member concluded: “I will miss my brother more than anyone will know. I love you Chiz. Now you have a chance to finally have some peace that you could never find here on earth…God, please take care of my little brother.”
Aaron and Nick Carter had a strained sibling relationship over the years (@nickcarter)
“We are very sorry to confirm that Aaron Carter was found unconscious this morning at his home in Palmdale, CA,” said the singer's representative. “The family has been notified and will fly to Los Angeles,” the spokesperson continued. “Aaron worked very hard toward the end of his life in recovery to be a good father and make amends with his family.”
According to law enforcement sources, authorities arrived to the scene after a 911 call at 11 am local time. The distress call said someone had drowned. An official cause of death has not been released at this time and will likely not be revealed until the autopsy and coroner's report are complete.
Neighbors spoke with Carter's fiancee, Melanie Martin, who told them that the housekeeper who found the dead musician was held for questioning while Martin herself “waited for hours” for information from the police. p>
Representatives for Carter's family later confirmed the singer's death. Martin, who was seen crying outside her house, asked for privacy at this painful moment.
His death comes just days after Carter was arrested on suspicion of being drugged. The singer was later released.
Melanie Martin and Aaron Carter (Photo: [email protected])< p class="paragraph">In 2019, Nick announced that he and his sister Angel had filed for a restraining order against Aaron, saying in a statement that Aaron allegedly had “intentions to kill my wife and unborn child.”< /p>
“After careful consideration, my sister Angel and I regret that we have been asked to seek a restraining order against our brother Aaron,” Nick wrote at the time. “We were left with no choice but to take every measure possible to protect ourselves and our family.”
Nick added that he still loved Aaron and hoped he would get “the proper treatment he needs before anything happens to him or anyone else.”
Aaron reacted to the restraining order on Twitter earlier that day, sharing, “So my brother just got a restraining order against me. And they just delivered me hahaha.”
“Take care of yourself. @NickCarter we are done for life,” she continued. “I haven't seen him in four years. And I have no intention of doing so… I am shocked by the accusations being made against me and I wish no harm to anyone, especially my family.”
In 2019, revealed that he was diagnosed with 'multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety and manic depression,' according to CNN.
Aaron Carter rose to fame in the late 1990s as a pop singer, releasing four studio albums in all. In the first, in 1997, he was only 9 years old
The musician had a son, Prince.
Prince's mother and his girlfriend posted a video on TikTok crying minutes after the announcement. Martin can be seen driving as he cries on camera. Then, the singer's partner issued a statement: “My fiancé Aaron Carter passed away. I love Aaron with all my heart and it's going to be a journey to raise a fatherless son. Please respect my family's privacy as we come to terms with the loss of someone we love very much. We are still in the process of accepting this unfortunate reality. His thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated. ’
Tributes began pouring in for the former star.
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Hilary Duff, who dated Carter in the early 2000s, paid tribute to her ex-boyfriend in a moving Instagram post on Saturday night following the shocking announcement of the singer-actor's death. p>
“To Aaron: I am deeply sorry that life has been so hard for you and that you had to fight in front of everyone. You had a charm that was absolutely effervescent. My teenage self loved you very much. Sending love to his family right now,” Duff shared.
“Fame at a young age is often more of a curse than a blessing and surviving isn't easy< /b>,” songwriter Dianne Warren shared on Twitter.
Hilary Duff, who dated Carter in the early 2000s, paid tribute to her ex-boyfriend (Photo by Lucy Nicholson /Getty Images)
Aaron rose to fame in 1997 with his self-titled debut album, followed by Aaron's Party (2000), Oh Aaron (2001) and Another Earthquake! (2002).
His early hits included “Aaron's Party (Come Get It)”, “That's How I Beat Shaq” and his cover of The Strangeloves' “I Want Candy”. Aaron opened a tour for the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears before embarking on his first solo tour in 2000.
Aaron appeared alongside Nick and his three siblings Bobbie Jean, Leslie and Angel on a reality show called “House of Carters,” and competed on season 9 of “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009, placing fifth with her partner Karina Smirnoff.
In the In recent years, Aaron turned to rap and released his fifth and final studio album LØVË in 2018, 16 years after his previous album.
Carter was also an actor, appearing as himself on shows like “Lizzie McGuire” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” as well as roles in “7th Heaven” and the movies “Fat Albert,” “Popstar,” and “Supercross.” She also made her Broadway debut opposite JoJo in “Seussical the Musical” in 2001, and appeared in a 2011 Off-Broadway production of “The Fantasticks.”