A Dancing with the Stars pro dancer opened up about the sudden death of a former co-star and shared a happy memory with the late star.
On November 5, 2022, DWTS Season 9 alum Aaron Carter died at the age of 34. TMZ reports. The pop singer was found dead in his bathtub at his Los Angeles home, but an autopsy has not determined Carter’s cause of death. according to the Los Angeles Times.
Carter was just 21 years old when he came fifth on the ninth season of DWTS in 2009, alongside veteran professional dancer Karina Smirnoff. One of his competitors was actress Melissa Joan Hart, who worked with Mark Ballas.
Following DWTS’ ’90s-themed night on Nov. 7, Ballas spoke about Carter and revealed he has special memories of the late singer.
DWTS pro Mark Ballas reacted to Aaron Carter’s death
Ballas is enjoying an impressive run with partner Charli D’Amelio at DWTS this season, but in a recent interview he went back to 2009 when he faced off against Carter and Smirnoff on the show.
In an interview in November 2022 with addition, Ballas was asked to comment on Carter’s sudden death. “There’s not much to say in the sense that it’s awful and sad, and I’m super sad,” he replied.
Ballas went on to reveal that he’s spent time with Carter outside of the “Dancing With the Stars” ballroom over the years.
“I’ve had some great moments there and outside,” he added of his relationship with Carter. “Like we played a few shows together. I have a funny memory, my wife [BC Jean] and I was warming up for this show that we’re going to play and Aaron was playing that night too. And he pulled us aside, ‘Hey, I just wrote this song if you wanna hear it.’ So the three of us sat in this dingy hallway like a dive bar and he played us a song and it was great. And I just remember being like that. “Man that boy is talented, great, great song.” And I had great moments with him on the show and I’m very sorry to hear about it [his death].”
Mark Ballas & Aaron Carter played a show together in 2015
Ballas said Entertainment Tonight that the news of Carter’s death was “devastating” for him.
“I was just sad,” he said of the moment he heard the bad news. “I’ve had some good times with Aaron. We jammed together. We played a few gigs together outside of that. So we need to hang out, spend some time… I’m just really sad.”
According to Pure DWTSCarter and Alexander Jean, the two-person group featuring Ballas and his wife BC Jean, performed at VH1’s Rock the Schools 5th Anniversary concert in 2015. Contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” March 31St Season.
The star-studded event took place in December 2015 at The Mint in Los Angeles and was hosted by iHeartRadio’s Nathan Fast.
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