Aaron Carter, Singer and Onetime Teenage Sensation, Dies at 34

Aaron Carter, the singer and actor who briefly turned a teenage sensation within the early 2000s and who was identified for the hit tune “I Need Sweet,” was discovered lifeless on Saturday at his house in Southern California. He was 34.

Taylor Helgeson, a consultant for Massive Umbrella, an leisure administration firm, confirmed Mr. Carter’s demise however declined to touch upon the trigger.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division responded to a name at Mr. Carter’s house in Lancaster, Calif., on Saturday and located an individual lifeless on the residence, in response to Deputy Alejandra Parra, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s division. Officers mentioned they may not but affirm that it was Mr. Carter.

Mr. Carter, who launched his first album at age 9 and the favored album “Aaron’s Occasion (Come Get It)” at age 12, turned a fixture of teenage programming and magazines and made appearances on reveals like “Lizzie McGuire.”

“Aaron’s Occasion” peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 checklist, promoting some three million copies. He launched 5 studio albums and was a contestant on the present “Dancing With the Stars.”

His profession later stalled, and lately he has been embroiled in authorized bother and has shared his struggles with dependancy. In 2018, he launched his first album in some 15 years, “Love,” to lukewarm evaluations.

Mr. Carter, who was described in The New York Times as a “tween heartthrob,” started acting at age 7, singing lead for the band Lifeless Finish for 2 years, in response to an internet biography.

At 9, he was opening for the Backstreet Boys in Berlin for his first solo look. (His older brother, Nick Carter, was a member of the band.)

The efficiency led to a document contract after which the discharge of his first single, “Crush on You.” He additionally opened for Britney Spears.

Mr. Carter was additionally an actor, guest-starring in reveals like “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and “seventh Heaven.” He additionally carried out on Broadway, showing in “Seussical,” the Dr. Seuss-themed musical, and “The Fantasticks,” the world’s longest-running musical.

On his sophomore album, Mr. Carter additionally launched the tune “That’s How I Beat Shaq,” with a music video that includes the basketball participant Shaquille O’Neal, who has said that Mr. Carter as soon as beat him in a sport of HORSE and later requested if he might make a tune about it.

In 2019, Mr. Carter’s brother, Nick, and sister, Angel, mentioned they’d filed for a restraining order towards him. In a press release on the time, Nick Carter mentioned his brother had confessed to having violent ideas about his spouse and that relations “have been left with no selection however to remove each measure potential to guard ourselves and our household.”

Aaron Carter on the time denied the allegations. The information of the restraining order got here at some point after he canceled his 2019 tour, according to E! News, saying he wanted to place his “well being first.”

Mr. Carter has been open over time about his psychological well being struggles. He informed People magazine in 2018 that he felt he had “hit a all-time low personally and emotionally,” and that he had sought remedy at a wellness facility.

Mr. Carter, who appeared on the Nov. 2 episode of the “No Jumper” podcast, mentioned he was specializing in promoting actual property and that he had been “Cali sober” for 5 years, although he mentioned that he often smoked marijuana and had been prescribed anti-anxiety medicine. (“Cali sober,” brief for “California sober,” is loosely taken to imply avoiding addictive substances except for marijuana and alcohol.)

Adam Grandmaison, the host of the podcast on YouTube, mentioned {that a} shut pal of Mr. Carter’s informed him about his demise.

“I simply interviewed him a pair weeks in the past and it was fairly clear he wasn’t in an important place,” Mr. Gandmaison wrote on Twitter. “He was a very good man regardless of all of the demons he was battling. I’m unhappy to see him go.”

All through the interview, Mr. Carter mentioned he thought-about himself a rapper, a singer, a producer, an artist and an actor, and that he was particularly pleased with his most up-to-date album. He additionally mentioned he hoped to make a brand new one quickly.

“I cowl all bases,” he mentioned. “It means a lot extra to me than the stuff I did rising up as a result of I wrote and produced all of it.”

Mr. Carter mentioned he was “by no means going to surrender” on making music and that regardless of the turbulence, he had loved his profession. He additionally vowed to regain custody of his son, who Page Six reported was quickly positioned within the care of Mr. Carter’s fiancée’s mom amid home violence and drug use considerations.

“I’m about to be 35 years outdated,” Mr. Carter mentioned. “I’m a grown man and it’s time to begin behaving that approach and doing the proper factor and specializing in myself, my profession, my child and my household.”

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