Aaron Carter has died at the age of 34.
TMZ reports the pop star passed away Saturday inside his Lancaster, California home. Law enforcement responded to a call around 11 a.m. that a male had drowned in the bathtub. No foul play is suspected, and an official cause of death is unknown.
The tragic news comes just over a month after police were summoned to Carter’s home to do a welfare check after it appeared the singer was doing drugs during an Instagram Live session. Police told TMZ at the time that they had received a call about Carter “possibly overdosing on social media.”
The younger brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, Aaron cemented his status as a teen pop star with his 2000 album Aaron’s Party (Come and Get It). The LP went triple platinum on the strength of hit singles “I Want Candy,” “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq.”
Carter would go on to release another two albums in the following two years, 2000’s Oh Aaron and 2001’s Another Earthquake, before taking a 16-year break from the music industry. His most recent full-length offering, Love, was released in 2018.
In the early 2000s, Carter pivoted to acting, guest-starring on sitcoms such as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, 7th Heaven, and Lizzie McGuire, among others. He also starred alongside his siblings on the E! unscripted series House of Carters in 2006.