Aaron Carter has died at the age of 34

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By stefan armitage

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Aaron Carter has tragically passed away at the age of 34.

As reported by PEOPLE and TMZ, the singer and actor was found dead on Saturday morning at his house in Lancaster, California.

Law enforcement officials have currently told TMZ that homicide detectives were dispatched to the scene as part of standard procedure.

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Born December 7, 1987, Carter was the younger brother of Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys fame.

Aaron would eventually launch his own singing career as a child, releasing his first self-titled debut pop album in 1997 at the age of nine.

In 2000, his second album, Aaron's Party (Come Get It), sold three million copies in the United States alone and reached number four in the US album charts - further propelling the young star into stardom and cementing himself as one of the biggest teen stars of the generation.

During the early years of his music career, he would join his older brother Nick on Backstreet Boys tours.

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Aaron Carter in 2000. Credit: Allstar Picture Library Ltd / Alamy

His fame during this time would also see him land several acting roles, in pre-teen shows such as Lizzie McGuire and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

Success only continued for Carter, as his third studio album, Oh Aaron, would go platinum in 2001. The following year, Carter released Another Earthquake!, which would become his final studio album for 16 years.

Carter would return to the music scene in 2018, with his fifth and final studio album, Love.

Over his music career, Carter sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.

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Carter back in February, 2022. Credit: ENT / Alamy

Fans may also remember Carter for his appearance on the reality TV show Dancing with the Stars in 2009.

Back in September, the Los Angeles Times reported that Aaron Carter had checked into a rehab facility for a fifth time in order to try and regain custody of his 10-month-old son, Prince - whom he shared with his fiancée, Melanie Martin.

At the time, the couple had their son taken by authorities due to reported domestic violence and drug-use concerns.

Carter insisted that his return to rehab was not court-mandated, but rather "to take care of aftercare".

He told the US Sun at the time: "There’s been no relapses. I haven’t had any relapses [...] it’s just triggers are big right now for me. You know, so, I just, I want my son back."

Our thoughts go out to Carter's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: ENT / Alamy

Aaron Carter has died at the age of 34

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Aaron Carter has tragically passed away at the age of 34.

As reported by PEOPLE and TMZ, the singer and actor was found dead on Saturday morning at his house in Lancaster, California.

Law enforcement officials have currently told TMZ that homicide detectives were dispatched to the scene as part of standard procedure.

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Credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy

Born December 7, 1987, Carter was the younger brother of Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys fame.

Aaron would eventually launch his own singing career as a child, releasing his first self-titled debut pop album in 1997 at the age of nine.

In 2000, his second album, Aaron's Party (Come Get It), sold three million copies in the United States alone and reached number four in the US album charts - further propelling the young star into stardom and cementing himself as one of the biggest teen stars of the generation.

During the early years of his music career, he would join his older brother Nick on Backstreet Boys tours.

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Aaron Carter in 2000. Credit: Allstar Picture Library Ltd / Alamy

His fame during this time would also see him land several acting roles, in pre-teen shows such as Lizzie McGuire and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

Success only continued for Carter, as his third studio album, Oh Aaron, would go platinum in 2001. The following year, Carter released Another Earthquake!, which would become his final studio album for 16 years.

Carter would return to the music scene in 2018, with his fifth and final studio album, Love.

Over his music career, Carter sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.

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Carter back in February, 2022. Credit: ENT / Alamy

Fans may also remember Carter for his appearance on the reality TV show Dancing with the Stars in 2009.

Back in September, the Los Angeles Times reported that Aaron Carter had checked into a rehab facility for a fifth time in order to try and regain custody of his 10-month-old son, Prince - whom he shared with his fiancée, Melanie Martin.

At the time, the couple had their son taken by authorities due to reported domestic violence and drug-use concerns.

Carter insisted that his return to rehab was not court-mandated, but rather "to take care of aftercare".

He told the US Sun at the time: "There’s been no relapses. I haven’t had any relapses [...] it’s just triggers are big right now for me. You know, so, I just, I want my son back."

Our thoughts go out to Carter's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: ENT / Alamy