Aaron Carter's Cause Of Death Is Finally Clear

A cause of death has finally been confirmed in the case of musician Aaron Carter, several months after his tragic death. On April 18, The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Office deemed that Carter suffered an accidental drowning. The report obtained by Page Six also stated drugs were in his system, which played a role in the tragic accident.

The "Aaron's Party" singer's family, friends, and fans were absolutely shaken by his unexpected death on November 5, 2022. According to the L.A. County Sherriff's Department's statement to TMZ, Carter's house sitter was the one to discover him in the bathtub at his home in Lancaster, California. When the paramedics arrived, they declared him dead at the scene.

Carter has an 11-month-old son named Prince Lyric Carter with ex-fiancée Melanie Martin, who was granted full custody of their child after his death, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Of course, the star's role as dad makes the additional details of the autopsy even more tragic.

Aaron Carter's deadly combination: Xanax and huffing

As sadly suspected, the medical examiner confirmed that there was a mixture of drugs present in Aaron Carter's body when he died. It was initially reported that there were empty air canisters at the scene, but there was no confirmation that drug use was involved. According to the autopsy report released on April 18, the singer drowned after the effects of mixing alprazolam — which is a generic form of Xanax — and difluoroethane. Difluoroethane is one of the main compounds used to create cans of condensed air.

The presence of difluoroethane is sadly in line with Carter's past addiction issues regarding "huffing," which is the process of using the fumes from products like air canisters to become intoxicated. In 2019, the musician admitted on the medical daytime talk show, "The Doctors," that he hid his struggles from the public but was ready to get clean. In a 2022 interview with the Daily Mail just a few months before his death, Carter revealed that he was clean from marijuana and opiates, and making an effort to live a better life.

Aaron Carter's ex-fiancee isn't so sure about the ruling

Alas, it doesn't appear Aaron Carter's ex-fiancee and mother of his only child, Melanie Martin, is entirely convinced by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Office ruling.

Following the news of Carter's official cause of death, Martin released a blistering statement challenging the medical examiner's final decision. "The results of the autopsy are not closure for me," she told TMZ. "It claims death is by drowning but also adds he was wearing a t-shirt and necklace in the bathtub which doesn't make sense, why would he be in a bathtub with clothes on?" she asked. "I am still in shock and still miss Aaron every day. I don't understand the chain of events and this report only has us asking more questions."

Back in January, Martin told TMZ that she had uncovered text messages on Carter's phone from someone demanding a payment of $800. But that's not all. She also publicly accused a recording artist and producer known as Momoh of having "gangsters give Aaron supplies" on her Instagram Story. 

Aaron Carter's mother has also voiced her suspicions in the past

It should also be noted that Aaron Carter's mother, Jane Schneck (also known as Jane Carter), has yet to comment or react to the news of Carter's official cause of death.

As you may recall, Schneck has also been very vocal about her belief that Carter was the victim of foul play — not an accidental overdose, as initially ruled by a coroner "pending additional investigation." On March 1, Schneck took to Facebook to publicly air her suspicions and share six photos from the crime scene. "Still trying to get a real investigation for the death of my son Aaron Carter," she began in a Facebook post. "They never investigated it as a possible crime scene because of his addiction past. Look at the photos. They were not taken by the police. But they allowed people to go in and out. Although a lot of potential homicide information was there for years. Aaron had a lot of death threats and many, many people who were making his life miserable," she penned. 

But that's not all. In another Facebook post dated February 3, Schneck insisted that the doctors who she claims "prescribed and overprescribed" her son's medication would "be held accountable." She added, "If not in a court of law, then in a court of God, who I believe in and know has the final judgment of this world."