Nick Carter and Angel Carter are mourning the loss of their brother, Aaron Carter.
The pop singer, actor and rapper was found dead at his California home on Saturday morning after a housekeeper found Aaron’s body in a bathtub and called 911.
The artist was 34 years old.
No cause of death has been announced.
A day after losing his brother, Nick, a member of The Backstreet Boys, the band Aaron opened for many years ago, shared an emotional post on Instagram.
It included several old photos, along with a caption that read:
“My heart has been broken today.
“Although my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never faded.
“I have always held on to the hope that somehow one day I want to walk down a healthy path and finally find the help that I so desperately needed.”
Aaron had been in and out of rehab for most of his adult life, but said in September that he had been sober for five years.
Nick concluded his tribute as follows:
“Sometimes we want to blame someone or something for a loss.
“But the truth is that addiction and mental illness are the real villains here. I will miss my brother more than anyone will ever know. I love you Chizz, now you have a chance to finally have some peace that you could never find here on earth…
“God, please take care of my little brother.”
In 2019, Nick said that he and his sister Angel had filed for a restraining order against Aaron, saying in a statement at the time that Aaron allegedly harbored “intentions to kill my wife and unborn child.”
“After careful consideration, my sister Angel and I regret that we were required to seek a restraining order against our brother Aaron today,” Nick wrote at the time.
“We were left with no choice but to take all possible measures to protect ourselves and our family.”
The brothers briefly starred together on E!’s House of Carters. in 2006.
Aaron rose to fame in 1997 with his self-titled debut album, followed by Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) (2000), Oh Aaron (2001), and Another Earthquake! (2002).
His early hits included “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)”, “That’s How I Beat Shaq” and his cover of The Strangeloves’ “I Want Candy”. Aaron opened on tour for the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears before embarking on his first solo tour in 2000.
Angel, meanwhile, Aaron’s twin, also poured out his heart on social media on Sunday.
“To my twin… I loved you beyond measure. We will miss you so much,” she began.
“My funny and sweet Aaron, I have so many memories of you…and I promise to treasure them.
I know you are at peace now. I will carry you with me until the day I die and can see you again.”
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told People magazine yesterday that a body was discovered just before 11 am.
However, police did not officially identify the victim at the time.
A representative for Carter declined to comment, but noted that “the family and management will release a statement shortly.
“Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.”
Aaron Carter leaves behind an 11-month-old son. May he rest in peace.