Aaron Carter’s cause of death has not officially been revealed, but substance abuse is suspected.
Lately, the “I Want Candy” singer was making more headlines for his erratic behavior instead of his music. In September 2022, Aaron got a welfare check from police after fans believed he had overdosed.
While no exact cause of death has officially been determined (and likely won’t for several months), it was reported on Monday, Nov. 7 that law enforcement found “multiple cans of compressed air in Aaron’s bathroom and bedroom, as well as prescription pills.”The outlet said that “it’s not clear if that’s what caused him to drown in his bathtub”.
Aaron had recently checked into rehab for the fifth time, and he was very open about his opioid addiction. “Everybody thought, ‘Oh my god, he has AIDS, he’s a crackhead, he’s a meth head,'” he said in his E! True Hollywood Story. “That’s when I realized, OK, either you get your s–t together or you make the decision to slowly die.”
During an appearance on The Doctors in 2019, Aaron opened up about mental health sharing that he has “multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety” and that he is a “manic depressive.” He also revealed that he is prescribed Xanax, Seroquel, gabapentin, hydroxyzine, trazodone, and omeprazole.
Before his death, he was entering treatment to regain custody of his son, Prince, who he shares with his ex-fiancée, Melanie.
“I decided to enroll myself in that program. This will be my fifth time in rehabilitation, mainly to take care of aftercare. There’s been no relapses. I haven’t had any relapses … it’s just triggers are big right now for me. You know, so, I just, I want my son back.”
In the days ahead, more will become known about the death of Carter, however, his family and friends will continue to mourn his early death.