Singer Aaron Carter dead at 34

Singer Aaron Carter dead at 34

Aaron Carter, who was known for several hits in the 2000s, including “I Want Candy,” has died, his manager told CBS News on Saturday. The singer was 34. Roger Paul said that he was shocked and saddened to confirm the death of Aaron Carter. “At this time, his cause of death remains under investigation. We ask that you allow the family to grieve. They will be able to provide more information as soon as possible. We can’t express the love and support that has been shown to us. “

Aaron Carter In Concert - New York, NY
A general view of atmosphere at Lane Bryant 34th Street Flagship Store Opening & Ribbon Cutting on March 1, 2013, in New York City.

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A representative for his older brother, Nick Carter, also confirmed his death.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it received a call about a death at a home in Lancaster, California, just before 11 a.m. Saturday. The victim was declared dead on the spot. According to the sheriff’s office, authorities are investigating.

In the midst of releasing five albums and touring with The Backstreet Boys for a while, Carter also appeared on Nickelodeon. His older brother was also a member of the group.

He made a debut as an actor during a guest appearance in “Lizzie McGuire” on Disney Channel. Carter played JoJo in “Who in Seussical the Musical” on Broadway beginning in 2001. Five years later, he had an E! “House of Carters. “

Carter’s fiance, Melanie Martin, asked for privacy, The Associated Press reported.

” We are still working to accept this unfortunate reality,” Martin stated in a statement Saturday. “Your prayers and thoughts are greatly appreciated. “

Sophie Reardon


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Sophie Reardon works as a News Editor for CBS News. Reach her at sophie.reardon@viacomcbs.com

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