Police speak out about Aaron Carter's death as more devastating details emerge

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By Asiya Ali

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More harrowing details regarding Aaron Carter's death have come to light.

On Saturday, November 5, it was announced that the 34-year-old singer-turned-rapper had died. He was reportedly found in a bathtub at his home in California.

While the 'I Want Candy' singer's official cause of death has not been revealed yet, his past drug use is being investigated by law enforcement.

According to TMZ, while investigating Carter's home in Lancaster, police said that they found multiple cans of compressed air and prescription pills in his house.

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According to the American Addiction Centers, inhalant abuse, or "huffing" products like compressed air, can cause permanent brain damage that can lead to irreversible neurological deficiencies.

While it is still unclear whether the drugs found in the musician's home were related to his death, it may help police in their investigation.

Carter first revealed his addiction to huffing during a 2019 episode of The Doctors. At the time, he claimed his late sister, Leslie Carter, was the one who introduced him to the habit. She fatally overdosed in 2012 at the age of 25.

"It’s something that I’ve kept secret from the whole world until now," he said at the time, stating that he began to huff when he was "about 16".

Carter said he "didn’t really touch it" again until he was "about 23" right after he competed on Season 9 of Dancing With the Stars in 2009.

"I started going to Staples and Office Depot and different places, buying it with cash so it wouldn’t be reported on receipts or anything like that, so no one could trace me," he admitted.

"I was huffing because I was really f***ing stupid and sad, but this is really no excuse. I was huffing because I’m a drug addict," he added.

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Carter back in February 2022. Credit: ENT / Alamy

Authorities previously told TMZ that the 'I'm All About You' singer was last seen alive on Friday at 2:00AM by his live-in housekeeper. Police had reportedly arrived at his home to conduct a welfare check on him around that time.

While it’s unclear who made the wellness request, the publication also reported that Carter told the officers to leave and instructed his housekeeper to leave him alone.

The housekeeper did not see him for the rest of the day and only went to his bedroom on Saturday (November 5) morning to see if he wanted a drink, according to TMZ.

The outlet further contended that on her way to his room, she heard his dog behind the door in distress, so she went in and found his deceased body in the bathtub. She then frantically called the cops to report the presumed drowning.

In addition to this, police also told the outlet that they believe the late singer's body was in the tub for a long time, as they reported the discolored bathwater and smell of decomposition.

Carter's cause of death has been ruled undetermined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office and is awaiting pending toxicology results.

Featured image credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy

Police speak out about Aaron Carter's death as more devastating details emerge

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

More harrowing details regarding Aaron Carter's death have come to light.

On Saturday, November 5, it was announced that the 34-year-old singer-turned-rapper had died. He was reportedly found in a bathtub at his home in California.

While the 'I Want Candy' singer's official cause of death has not been revealed yet, his past drug use is being investigated by law enforcement.

According to TMZ, while investigating Carter's home in Lancaster, police said that they found multiple cans of compressed air and prescription pills in his house.

wp-image-1263176431 size-full
Credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy

According to the American Addiction Centers, inhalant abuse, or "huffing" products like compressed air, can cause permanent brain damage that can lead to irreversible neurological deficiencies.

While it is still unclear whether the drugs found in the musician's home were related to his death, it may help police in their investigation.

Carter first revealed his addiction to huffing during a 2019 episode of The Doctors. At the time, he claimed his late sister, Leslie Carter, was the one who introduced him to the habit. She fatally overdosed in 2012 at the age of 25.

"It’s something that I’ve kept secret from the whole world until now," he said at the time, stating that he began to huff when he was "about 16".

Carter said he "didn’t really touch it" again until he was "about 23" right after he competed on Season 9 of Dancing With the Stars in 2009.

"I started going to Staples and Office Depot and different places, buying it with cash so it wouldn’t be reported on receipts or anything like that, so no one could trace me," he admitted.

"I was huffing because I was really f***ing stupid and sad, but this is really no excuse. I was huffing because I’m a drug addict," he added.

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Carter back in February 2022. Credit: ENT / Alamy

Authorities previously told TMZ that the 'I'm All About You' singer was last seen alive on Friday at 2:00AM by his live-in housekeeper. Police had reportedly arrived at his home to conduct a welfare check on him around that time.

While it’s unclear who made the wellness request, the publication also reported that Carter told the officers to leave and instructed his housekeeper to leave him alone.

The housekeeper did not see him for the rest of the day and only went to his bedroom on Saturday (November 5) morning to see if he wanted a drink, according to TMZ.

The outlet further contended that on her way to his room, she heard his dog behind the door in distress, so she went in and found his deceased body in the bathtub. She then frantically called the cops to report the presumed drowning.

In addition to this, police also told the outlet that they believe the late singer's body was in the tub for a long time, as they reported the discolored bathwater and smell of decomposition.

Carter's cause of death has been ruled undetermined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office and is awaiting pending toxicology results.

Featured image credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy