Hollywood is mourning the loss of Aaron Carter.
The “I Want Candy” singer and younger brother of Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter was found unresponsive at his home in Palmdale, Calif., on Nov. 5, his rep confirmed to E! News. He was 34.
In a press release to E! News, the LA Sheriff’s Department said deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call from house sitter at approximately 11 a.m. stating that a male was found unresponsive in the bathtub. Shortly after the deputies arrived, fire department personnel arrived and pronounced the male deceased at the scene. While a Lancaster Sheriff’s Office spokesperson confirmed to E! News that officers had arrived at Aaron’s residence, no other details were given. His cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Aaron’s death comes just one month before his 35th birthday and just two weeks before his and ex Melanie Martin‘s son Prince turns 1. The “Aaron’s Party” artist, who rose to fame in the late ’90s and publicly battled addiction over the years, announced the birth of his first child in Nov. 2021. “Prince is precious,” he wrote on Instagram at the time. “I love you son.”
As news of Aaron’s passing emerged on Nov. 5, many fans and fellow stars took to social media to mourn his death, including his ex and former Lizzie McGuire costar Hilary Duff who wrote on Instagram, “You had a charm that was absolutely effervescent… boy did my teenage self love you deeply.”