New Details About Aaron Carter's Tragic Death Have Come To Light

On November 5, 2022, former child star Aaron Carter was found dead at 34 years old. According to TMZ, the "I Want Candy" singer's housekeeper discovered Carter's unconscious body in a bathtub and rushed to call the police. In an audio clip obtained by the outlet, the unidentified female staffer is heard yelling frantically as she attempts to communicate with a police dispatcher. Upon arrival, law enforcement officers suggested that there was no foul play involved with the singer's death, despite the presence of homicide detectives on the scene.

Carter's older brother, Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, has since posted a touching tribute in honor of his younger sibling, who he had a "complicated relationship" with. "My heart is broken," Nick wrote on Instagram. "Even though my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never ever faded." The boy band member went on to suggest that his brother's mental health struggles and substance abuse problems may have contributed to his untimely death.

Now, additional details are emerging about the "Supercross" actor's death, and the news is even more saddening.

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Aaron Carter had prescription pills and compressed air in his home

New details have begun to emerge about Aaron Carter's death. Hollywood Life reports that the singer was optimistic about his role as a father, having welcomed his son, Prince, in December 2021, and had spoken to his publicist hours before he died. "He was so full of hope in recent weeks," the insider said. They added, "Aaron really did want to recover and he was trying so hard these past couple of weeks. This is so beyond tragic." The outlet also obtained an initial coroner's report which listed Carter's cause of death as "deferred." The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner's office has since requested further investigation into the pop star's demise and will make a final determination once additional testing is complete.

Furthermore, law enforcement officials revealed to TMZ that they discovered an alarming array of items in Carter's possession. Per the outlet, there were several cans of compressed air throughout Carter's home, as well as prescription pills. Officials also provided an initial timeline of the "Go Jimmy Jimmy" singer's death. According to the publication, police performed a welfare check on Carter on November 4. The singer was alive at the time of the welfare check but was discovered unconscious the next day. Law enforcement insiders suggested that Carter may have been dead for some time, due to the smell in the bathroom of his home.

Aaron Carter's mental health struggles have been spotlighted amid his death

According to the Daily Mail, when Aaron Carter's body was found in a bathtub on November 5, a neighbor knocked on the door to see what was going on. He claimed that the house sitter answered and was screaming, "He's gone, he's dead, he's gone." The neighbor stated that his wife was a nurse and offered to help, but the house sitter denied them entry. The individual employed by Carter reportedly wouldn't let the police in until they used force to get into the house.

The "Aaron's Party" singer was allegedly admitted into a rehab program recently to gain custody of his son, Prince, per TMZ. He was scheduled to have an online appointment on the evening of November 4, but he didn't show up. The media outlet claimed that it's likely the no-show was because he was already dead.

Aaron's twin sister, Angel Carter, shared several photos of the pair on Instagram following the news of his untimely death. The caption read, in part, "My funny, sweet Aaron,I have so many memories of you and I, and I promise to cherish them. I know you're at peace now." However, she did not allude to what may have led to her twin's drowning, nor did she touch on the pair's struggles over the years. Their brother, Nick, recapped sentiments of this nature in his Instagram post, though, and Aaron's former partner and friends have also spoken out about his recent struggles.

Aaron Carter's cause of death remains unknown

While the investigation into Aaron Carter's death continues, a friend of the musician told the U.S. Sun that he does not think Aaron Carter died by suicide. "He was planning to work on music in the next week with some artists from out of town," the friend said, adding that the child star seemed "very excited." He added, "Any suggestion he was suicidal last night when he was in contact with his friends and team is wrong."

Carter's friend, Gary Madatyan, seemed to agree. He told Entertainment Tonight that he found aerosol cans in the singer's house after the body had been removed, but had only seen him inhaling them on an Instagram livestream. Although Madatyan expressed concern for his friend's health, even texting the singer's fiancée about it. He said that he believes the death was just a "tragic accident" caused by falling asleep in the bath while medicated.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the coroner's office is still waiting for the results of chemical tests to definitively declare what really happened to the singer/actor.