Singer And Rapper Aaron Carter (34) Died

The American singer and later rapper Aaron Carter died at age 34. His family confirmed this to the news agency AP. According to entertainment site TMZ, the younger brother of Backstreet Boys band member Nick was found dead Saturday in the bathtub of his home in Lancaster, California. According to police, he drowned.

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According to TMZ, police received a call at 11 a.m. Saturday morning that a man drowned in his bathtub. It turned out to be Carter. His family confirmed his death but gave no further information. Local police confirm only that a deceased man was found at the residence.

TMZ has photos of officers cordoning off the home of Nick Carter's younger brother. Further investigation into the cause of death is underway; however, there does not appear to be any malicious intent.

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Carter became famous in the 1990s following in the footsteps of their older brother Nick. He had to compete with his brother throughout his musical career. The latter was a member of the successful American boy band Backstreet Boys. In 1997 he and his band The Jets opened for the then immensely popular group. That earned him a record deal. An album came out the same year that did well outside the United States. It sold millions of copies. The album featured his first single Crush On You. His second album, "Aaron's Party," did even better.