American singer Aaron Carter dies at 34

The pop and hip-hop artist, who rose to fame with his album “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)was found dead in his bathtub at his residence in Lancaster, California.

American pop and hip-hop singer Aaron Carter, who rose to fame at the turn of the millennium with his album “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)“, died Saturday at the age of 34, reported the specialized media TMZ. According to TMZ, Aaron Carter, who was the younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, was found dead in his bathtub at his residence in Lancaster, California.

A police spokesman contacted by AFP said a deceased person was discovered at the singer’s home on Saturday morning, but declined to confirm the identity of that person. Aaron Carter’s agent did not immediately respond to requests from AFP. Born on December 7, 1987 in Tampa, Florida, Carter began his musical career at the age of 7. He was 9 years old when he released his first album, “Crush on You», in 1997. Released in September 2000, «Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)had sold three million copies in the United States and immediately propelled it to teen and tween darling status.

Aaron Carter had toured with The Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears, opening for their concerts. In 2001, his album “Oh Aaron“, in which he sings in duet with his brother Mick, had won a platinum disc. Although her popularity had faded somewhat with age, Carter continued to appear regularly on TV shows and post new songs online. But his turbulent private life, including money squabbles among his siblings of five, had made him the prey of the tabloids, and in 2011 he began drug treatment.

In 2013, riddled with debts, in particular tax debts, he declared himself bankrupt. He had also been in a lot of trouble with the authorities, mostly for possession of narcotics and dangerous driving. Earlier this year, he told the Daily Mail that he aspired to no longer be seen as a “wreck“. “I’m not what some people try to portray“, he pleaded. “If anyone wants to call me a train wreck, then I’m a train that’s been through a lot of accidents and derailed for a lot of reasons.“.

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