Singer Aaron Carter has died aged 34
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Singer and TV personality Aaron Carter has passed away aged 34.
Carter, who found fame in the 1990s and was the younger brother of Backstreet Boys star Nick, was found dead in his home according to reports from TMZ and the Hollywood Reporter.
"Right now it's a really bad time we're trying to figure out what happened and what the cause of it was," a rep from the singer's team told PA.
"We're just as upset as everyone and hope that fans can give thoughts and prayers to his family."
The rapper, singer and actor first started performing at seven-years-old and released his first album when he was nine, selling a million copies worldwide.
His second album, Aaron's Party (Come Get It), went 3x platinum after selling three million copies in the US alone. It featured the hit singles 'I Want Candy', 'Aaron's Party (Come Get It)', 'That's How I Beat Shaq' and 'Bounce'.
Carter followed it up with his next album a year later, Oh Aaron, which also went platinum. The album included his first ever duet recording with his brother Nick.
He went on to appear on Nickelodeon and tour with the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears, including a famous appearance on Lizzie McGuire, before taking a break from releasing studio albums for 16 years.
The singer made his Broadway debut in musical Seussical, which paid homage to the works of Dr Seuss.
His death has left fans shocked and heartbroken, with many paying tribute to the star who had a significant impact on pre-teen and teenage culture in the early 21st century.
Before Justin Bieber, there was Aaron Carter who had all the 90s girls in a chokehold. RIP 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/zm9MyBpqhD— RO ALMIGHTY ✨🇯🇲 (@_romeko) November 5, 2022
RIP Aaron Carter...how i beat shaq remains one of the greatest diss tracks ever written pic.twitter.com/eG7TsGLLjp— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) November 5, 2022
In later years, Carter appeared on Dancing With The Stars and the off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks. He went on his first tour in eight years in 2013, playing over 150 shows in the US and Canada.
Carter finally released his fifth studio album in 2018, LØVË, 16 years after his last album dropped.
He became a father in November 2021 when his son Prince was born to his ex-fiancée Melanie Martin.
He faced some legal and personal difficulties in later years, but fans are making clear just how much joy he brought to the world and will always be a cherished part of many 90's kids' early years.
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