Aaron Carter, musician, and brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, has passed away at the age of 34, according to his agents.
In the year 2000, Aaron was recognized for songs such as I Want Candy and Aaron's Party.
According to the US entertainment website TMZ, he was found dead in his California home, apparently in his bathtub. According to police sources, they responded to a 911 call reporting that a man had drowned in the bathtub.
Detectives specializing in homicide were dispatched to the area, but there is no evidence of foul play.
A spokesperson of Carter's team acknowledged that the cause of death is still being determined.
They stated, "We are just as upset as everyone else, and we ask that fans keep his family in their thoughts and prayers."
The Los Angeles County Police Department reported that on Saturday, police responded to Carter's home at 4200 LA Vista Drive in Lancaster, California, and discovered a deceased person.
He soared to prominence in the late 1990s after the release of his self-titled album when he was only nine years old.
On a 1997 tour opening for the Backstreet Boys, he made his debut and released his debut album later that year.
Aaron's Party (Come And Get It), his second studio album, was released in 2000 and went triple platinum.
It included the singles I Want Candy, Aaron's Party (Come Get It), and That's How I Beat Shaq, and he supported the album at several Backstreet Boys concerts and Britney Spears' Oops!... I Did It Again tour dates.
He then released three more studio albums, Oh Aaron in 2001, Another Earthquake! in 2002, and Love in 2018.
CNN reports that in 2019 he disclosed on American television that he had been diagnosed with multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety, and manic depression.
His only surviving descendant is Prince.
Melanie Martin, the mother of Prince and the on-and-off girlfriend of Aaron, tweeted a tearful Tik Tok video mere minutes after the announcement.
In the short footage, she filmed herself driving while crying into the camera.