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Aaron Carter Passed Away But His Legacy Remains



Aaron Carter And His Legacy
Aaron Carter. Image source: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images.

Actor, singer, and performer Aaron Carter died of unknown circumstances at 34 years old in his Lancaster home.

A Wunderkind

Aaron Carter has been in the public eye since only seven years old, being the younger brother of Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys fame. The Tampa-born star began his career opening for a Berlin Backstreet Boys concert in 1997. Immediately, he signed up with Jive Records and released a self-titled debut album. “Aaron Carter” saw rapid success, going gold in Spain, Canada, and Germany.

This was followed by Aaron Carter’s second album, “Aaron’s Party.” The album officially launched him to household name status amongst adolescent girls, selling more than 3 million copies in the U.S. 

Namely, the hit singles “I Want Candy” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq” resonated with kids across the country and landed Carter several gigs on Nickelodeon. In addition, he continued to open for the Backstreet Boys and tour with Britney Spears.

One of Aaron Carter’s most notable acting stints was on Disney’s “Lizzie McGuire” in 2001. But that was far from the only Y2K childhood staple Carter took part in. His songs “Leave It Up To Me” and “Go Jimmy Jimmy” became a part of the “Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius” soundtrack that same year. Carter also guest-starred on several episodes of “All That” and 2005’s “Supercross.”

The teenage celeb even got his own movie in 2005. “Popstar” was heavily based on Aaron Carter’s life and path to fame. The motion screening only boosted Carter’s already massive popularity.

RIP Aaron Carter

Even past his child stardom, Aaron Carter maintained steady momentum. Aside from getting a slot on the 9th “Dancing With The Stars” season, Carter continued releasing music into the 2010s and soon joined the off-Broadway production “The Fantastiks” as the lead role. 

While the musicals were a newfound passion for the Florida star, solo music never stopped being his focus. He toured nonstop throughout 2014 and 2015, racking up over 50 dates and dropping additional music on SoundCloud. Aaron Carter’s last studio album, “Love,” came out in February 2018.

Unfortunately, in the meantime, Carter suffered from severe drug addiction and mental health issues behind the scenes. He lost his sister Leslie to an overdose in 2012 and has had several drug-related arrests since then.

In 2017 Aaron Carter went to “The Doctors” and discussed rumors about his sobriety. Following several trials, the singer tested positive for opiates and was vastly underweight. The following year, Carter admitted himself to a Malibu rehab center and was reported to have improved significantly.

On a 2019 episode of The Doctors, Aaron Carter confessed he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Aaron Carter tragically died yesterday (Nov 5) in his Lancaster, California home at 34 years old. While his team maintains the investigation is still ongoing, TMZ has reported he drowned in his bathtub.

He is survived by his son, Prince.

Written By: Dreema Carrington

Edited By: Nikita Serdiuk

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