As previously reported, Aaron Carter has died at the age of 34.
The pop singer, reality star and occasional actor was discovered at his California home on Saturday morning after a housekeeper found his body in a bathtub.
So far the cause of death has not been determined.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said yesterday that detectives are investigating a report of a “suspicious death” at Carter’s residence… but not many other details are available at this time.
Carter battled addiction.
The Backstreet Boys singer’s brother, Nick Carter, had said he had been sober for five years earlier this year, but also checked into a rehab center last September.
Carter was known for his early 2000s hits “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)”, “I Want Candy”, and “That’s How I Beat Shaq”.
On Saturday night, the mother of Carter’s 11-month-old son, Melanie Martin, broke her silence on this tragedy.
“My fiancé Aaron Carter passed away,” she said.
“I love Aaron with all my heart and it is going to be a journey to raise a son without a father. Please respect my family’s privacy as we come to terms with the loss of someone we love very much.
“We are still in the process of coming to terms with this unfortunate reality. His thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.”
As you can see above, the model also posted a photo of herself kissing Carter, writing on the snap, “My baby I can’t breathe.”
Carter started out opening for the Backstreet Boys before appearing on shows like Lizzie McGuire, which featured Hilary Duff.
The actress/artist, who dated Carter as a teenager, has now penned her own emotional tribute to the late star:
To Aaron: I am deeply sorry that life has been so hard for you and that you had to fight in front of everyone.
You had a charm that was absolutely effervescent…boy, my teenage self loved you dearly. Sending love to his family right now. Be calm.
Meanwhile, elsewhere, a number of celebrities have taken to social media to mourn Aaron Carter.
“I am literally so upset about the death of Aaron Carter,” said Courtney Stodden.
“He came up to me a handful of times and I was always so scared that this was going to happen. How?
“I was hoping she would be cured, but now she’s at peace…I’m so devastated.”
Melissa Joan Hart, who posted a flashback photo of her and Carter on Instagram, wrote in her own message:
“Sending love to #AaronCarter’s family, friends and fans. Rest in peace!”
Songwriter Diane Warren also mourned Carter’s passing, tweeting:
“Fame at a young age is often more of a curse than a blessing and surviving is not easy. RIP Aaron Carter.”
Added the New Kids on the Block as a whole:
“We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Aaron Carter. Sending prayers to the Carter family. Rest in peace, Aaron.”
The Hills alum Spencer Pratt, who appeared on a TikTok livestream with Carter just a few days ago, tweeted, “RIP,” including a heart and angel emoji.
May Aaron Carter rest in peace.