Aaron Carter, singer and brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, has died aged 34, his representatives have confirmed.
TMZ.com has reported that the former pop star was found dead in the bath at his home in Lancaster, California, after police received a 911 call at 11am on Saturday.
Carter’s representatives at Roger Paul Inc told Sky News: “We are extremely saddened and shocked to confirm the passing of Aaron Carter today.
“At the moment his cause of death is being investigated.
“We ask that you give the family time and they will have more information when available.
“We cannot express the outpouring of love coming in.”
Los Angeles County Police Department confirmed to PA that officers attended Carter’s residence at 4200 LA Vista Drive in Lancaster, California, on Saturday, and found someone dead.
Carter began performing when he was seven and released his self-titled debut album in 1997 when he was nine.
It sold a million copies worldwide and his second album Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) sold three million copies in the US.
This success led to appearances on Nickelodeon and tours with the Backstreet Boys and on Britney Spears’ Oops!… I Did It Again tour.
Carter also tried his hand at acting, guest starring on shows including Lizzie McGuire and making his Broadway debut in 2001 as JoJo the Who in Seussical The Musical.
Carter appeared on Dancing With The Stars in 2009 and on the family’s reality series House Of Carters that aired on E! Entertainment Television.