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Nick Carter and Backstreet Boys pay tribute to Aaron Carter at gig in emotional moment

Nick Carter and Backstreet Boys pay tribute to Aaron Carter at gig in emotional moment

Aaron Carter passed away at the age of 34

The Backstreet Boys have paid an emotional tribute to Aaron Carter at the gig in London.

Aaron Carter, the brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick, was found dead at his apartment on 5 November last week.

Watch the band pay their respects below:

A representative of Carter’s team previously confirmed the tragic news via a statement: “We are extremely saddened and shocked to confirm the passing of Aaron Carter today.

“At the moment his cause of death is being investigated. We ask that you give the family time and they will have more information when available.

“We cannot express the outpouring of love coming in.”

Aaron first found fame as a child star in the 1990s and opened for the US boy band on a number of tours and concerts. He passed away at the age of 34.

As shown in the clip above, the band got together at the London’s O2 Arena for an onstage tribute.

Vocalist Kevin Richardson lead the line and said: "Tonight, we’ve got a little bit of heavy hearts.

"Because we lost one of our family members yesterday.

"We just wanted to find a moment in our show to recognise him.

"Nick’s little brother, Aaron Carter, passed away yesterday, and he’s a part of our family and we thank you guys for all the love, all your well-wishes, and all your support."

Aaron Carter tragically passed away at the age of 34.
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A teary Nick is seen in the background as the fans and the band issued their support to the grieving brother.

The singer had previously taken to social media to express his grief, saying: "My heart has been broken today.

"Even though my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never ever faded.

"I have always held on to the hope that he would somehow, someday want to walk a healthy path and eventually find the help that he so desperately needed."

The band performed a tribute to Aaron.

Los Angeles County Police Department claim that officers attended Carter’s residence in Lancaster, California on Saturday and found someone dead.

Amid the devastating news, singer Diane Warren tweeted: “Fame at a young age is often more a curse than a blessing and Surviving it is not easy. RIP Aaron Carter.”

Comedian Loni Love: said “I felt that he was trying….he really was just trying to be happy. I’m sorry to hear of his passing.. Condolences to his family and fans”.

Disney Channel star Christy Carlson Romano added: “Incredibly sad about the passing of Aaron Carter. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.”

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677

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Topics: Music