US singer Aaron Carter is dead. This was reported by his agent Roger Paul at the request of the German Press Agency, citing Carter's mother. He was 34 years old. "She called me and said her son was dead," Paul said in a phone call. All other details and circumstances would be clarified and then communicated, it said. When asked, the Los Angeles police confirmed an operation in Lancaster, California, but did not give any details. The younger brother of "Backstreet Boy" Nick Carter celebrated great success in the late '90s with hits like "Crush On You" and "Aaron's Party" when he was still a child. Since then he has repeatedly attempted a comeback without success. As part of a world tour, he also made a stop in Germany in 2015.
Aaron Carter has recently spoken publicly about his drug past. Around three years ago, he said he was taking multiple medications to help manage his mental health issues. Carter also positioned himself politically and declared in 2016 that he wanted to vote for Donald Trump in the US presidential election.
The singer's first child was born almost a year ago. A week after the birth, Carter separated from his mother, his then fiancée Melanie Martin.