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Singer Aaron Carter passed away at 34


Aaron Carter, who was known for several hits in the 2000s, including “I Want Candy,” has passed away, his manager told UKTN News on Saturday. The singer was 34.

“We are extremely saddened and shocked to confirm the passing of Aaron Carter today,” said Roger Paul’s statement. “At this point, his cause of death is being investigated. We ask that you give the family time and they will have more information as they become available. We cannot express the outpouring of love that is coming in.”

Aaron Carter In Concert - New York, NY
A general atmosphere at the opening of the Lane Bryant 34th Street Flagship Store & Ribbon Cutting on March 1, 2013 in New York City.

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A representative of his older brother, Nick Carter, also confirmed his death.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it received a call about a death at a home in Lancaster, California, just before 11 a.m. Saturday. One person was found to have died at the scene. A spokesman for the sheriff later told UKTN News that Carter’s nanny discovered his body in the bathtub and called authorities.

The sheriff said authorities are investigating.

In addition to releasing five albums, Carter appeared on Nickelodeon and toured with the boy band The Backstreet Boys for some time. His older brother was a member of that group.

He made his acting debut during a guest appearance on Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire”. Carter played JoJo in “Who in Seussical the Musical” on Broadway from 2001. Five years later, he and his siblings also had an E! series “House of Carters.”

Carter’s fiancée, Melanie Martin, asked for privacy, The UK Time News reports.

“We are still in the process of accepting this unfortunate reality,” Martin said in a statement on Saturday. “Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated.”

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