Aaron Carter has died according to TMZ and The Hollywood Reporter; TMZ was the first outlet to report the news. The 34-year-old singer and actor was a contestant on the ninth season of Dancing With the Stars.
Here’s what you need to know about his death:
Aaron Carter was found dead at his home near Los Angeles on Saturday, November 5th
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Carter was found dead in his bathtub on Saturday, Nov. 5 at his Los Angeles-area home in Lancaster, Calif. A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman told The Hollywood Reporter that there was a suspicious death at Carter’s home, but there’s no word yet on whether foul play is suspected and no word yet on the cause of death.
Carter was a pop star whose second studio album, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), went triple platinum. He has charted three singles in the US and several more in Australia, Germany and the UK
On “Dancing With the Stars,” Carter placed fifth with his partner Karina Smirnoff. In a December 2021 podcast interview on Steve-O’s podcast “Wild Ride!” Carter said that he and Smirnoff were involved during their time on the show.
“I stole Karina Smirnoff, my partner, from the other guy on the show, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. I practically stole her from him and then they called off their engagement,” Aaron said, adding that when things didn’t work out between them, they both started sabotaging their chances.
“Karina and I just didn’t fit and we were close to winning and she got mad at me because I basically didn’t want to be with her – with her and was like during live performances with those heels on purpose Stamping her feet and all,” Carter said, adding, “She got my knee in the balls real quick [when we were dancing] just because she didn’t want to be there [the show] not with me anymore and she was mad and she is russian.
Carter gave birth to a son a year ago
Carter and his ex-girlfriend Melanie Martin welcomed their first child together in November 2021.
in a (n Instagram postthe singer shared a picture of himself cutting the baby’s umbilical cord and wrote: “Emergency C-section after 13 hours of labor but my fiance is in the best of health thank you Lord and the incredibly sweet loving staff here. “
He added: “Prince is precious, love you son. Your mommy loves you while I shed tears on the phone. This is me cutting my umbilical cord, my precious family #TheCarters @missmelaniemartin. I’m so proud of you honey, you made it. I love you with all my heart, my beautiful blessings from God.”
carter said TMZ at the time they named the little boy Prince in honor of singer Michael Jackson and said he considered Jackson a mentor and friend. Jackson’s son Michael Jr. is called “Prince” by his family.
Carter & Martin separated shortly after the birth of their son
Carter and Martin split shortly after their son was born. Carter said it was because he and his sister Angel conspired behind his back.
“Melanie Martin and I have decided to go our separate ways for personal reasons. There was a very big lie and my sister communicated [with] My ex-fiancé ruined everything considering she knew what Angel wanted to do to me in court, thank you Angel you ruined my family. God bless,” Carter wrote on Twitter at the time.
He added in a second tweet, “I have the most devious and deceptive family and Melanie lied to me all the time communicating with my twin sister and the family members who tried to put me in jail and who tried to get guardianship for me in court to get. I am shocked (sic) that’s awful.”
Aaron is one of five Carter siblings, along with Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, his twin sister Angel, from whom he is estranged, and Bobbie Jean, and a sibling named Leslie, who died of a drug overdose in 2012. according to ABC News. They also have two half-siblings named Ginger and Taelyn.
https://heavy.com/entertainment/dancing-with-the-stars/aaron-carter-dead-dies-34/ Singer Aaron Carter has died at the age of 34