(Health & Fitness Journal) – Aaron Carter, who rose to early fame as a child pop star and toured with his brother’s hit band Backstreet Boys before pursuing a career in rap and acting, was reportedly dead at his home near Los Angeles on Saturday, media reports said found.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department confirmed to Health & Fitness Journal Saturday afternoon that deputies had found a deceased person at Carter’s (NYSE:) home and that homicide detectives were on their way to the scene, but said they could not provide any further details.
There were no reports that foul play was suspected in Carter’s death.
Carter, 34, released his debut album in 1997 when he was just 9 years old and became a child pop star, appearing frequently on Nickelodeon, according to TMZ and The Hollywood Reporter. Later in his music career he turned to rap and has also appeared in productions such as the Broadway show Seussical.
He has wrestled with addiction issues for years, sometimes sharing them publicly.
During a 2019 appearance on celebrity wellness TV show The Doctors, he held up a bag full of prescription drugs he had been taking after being diagnosed with multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, manic depression and anxiety.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Carter went to drug rehabilitation centers on a number of occasions, most recently earlier this year to regain custody of his son Prince.