His representative confirmed that Aaron Carter, the singer and brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, passed away at the age of 34.
The musician has opened frequently in a series of tours and concerts for his boy band and has also had a successful career as a solo artist.
A representative of Carter’s team confirmed the news to the PA news agency and said they still have determined the cause of death.
“We are extremely saddened and shocked to confirm the passing of Aaron Carter today,” the statement said.
“Currently the cause of death is being investigated. We ask that you make time for your family and they will have more information as they become available.
“We cannot express the overflow of love that goes in.”
The Los Angeles County Police Department also confirmed that police officers went to Carter’s home at 4200 LA Vista Drive in Lancaster, California on Saturday and found one dead.
Carter kicked off the Backstreet Boys’ debut with a tour in 1997, and released his self-titled debut album that same year.
His second studio album, Aaron’s Party (Come And Get It), was released in 2000 and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Oh Aaron in 2001, Another Earthquake in 2002! He has released three more studio albums. and Love of 2018.
Carter also tried her hand at acting, guest-starring on shows including Lizzie McGuire, and making her Broadway debut as JoJo the Who in 2001’s Seussical The Musical.