The 34-year-old singer was found dead on Saturday.
NEW YORK — A day after singer Aaron Carter, 34, was found dead at his Southern California home, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter remembered his younger brother.
In a post on Sunday On Instagram Along with photos of the two over the years, Nick Carter said he was heartbroken after the death of the youngest of Carter’s five siblings, whom he called his “baby brother.”
“My heart is broken today,” Carter wrote. “Even though my brother and I had a complicated relationship, my love for him never wavered. I always held onto hope that somehow, someday he would want to walk a healthy path and eventually he would. would find the help he so desperately needed.
Deputies responded to Carter’s home in Lancaster, California around 11 a.m. Saturday after reports of a medical emergency. Authorities said a home sitter found the man in the home’s bathtub and resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.
Carter has struggled with substance abuse and mental health. In 2017, he attended rehab and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana charges. In 2019, Carter said on an episode of the talk show “The Doctors” that he was taking medication for severe anxiety, manic depression and multiple personality disorder. That same year, Nick and his sister, Angel, said they filed for a restraining order against Aaron.
In September, Carter said he went to rehab for the fifth time with his fiancee, Melanie Martin, in hopes of regaining custody of their teenage son, Prince. At the time, Prince was in court-ordered care of Martin’s mother.
“Sometimes we want to blame someone or something for the damage. But the truth is that addiction and mental illness are the real villains here,” Nick Carter wrote in the post. “I will miss my brother more than anyone will ever know. I love you Chizz. Now you finally get to find some peace that you could never find here on earth.” God take care of my baby brother.”
In 2012, his sister, Leslie Carter, died in 2012 at the age of 25 after falling in the shower.
Carter, a singer, rapper and actor, opened for the Backstreet Boys on tour in 1997, the same year his gold-selling debut self-titled album was released. He reached triple platinum status with his sophomore album, 2000’s “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” which spawned hit singles including the title song and “I Want Candy.”
Carter’s acting credits include an appearance on the television show “Lizzie McGuire” and “Dancing With the Stars.” She joined her brother, Nick, and her siblings BJ, Leslie, and Angel Carter in 2006 on the E! Starred in the unscripted series “House of Carters”.