How Did Aaron Carter Die? Cause Of Death Revealed

This musician, who is the brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, died on November 5, 2022. If you have been wondering what happened to him, keep reading as we answer the question, how did Aaron Carter die? His cause of death has been revealed and more details have since been released that we wanted to tell you about. 

How Did Aaron Carter Die?

Unknown – 19th-century bathtub in Antoine Cartier’s home in Ludington, Michigan. Image source: Doug Coldwell, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Carter died as a result of an accidental drowning in the bathtub, with drugs contributing to the musician’s sudden and untimely passing. His death was primarily attributed to drowning, but the second cause of death was inhalation of the drug difluoroethane, which is the main ingredient found in compressed air.

Also listed on the coroner’s report was a third cause of death, Alprazolam, also known as the generic version of Xanax. It is believed that the Xanax and can of compressed air caused him to become incapacitated, which then caused the drowning. 

When Did Aaron Carter Die?

Carter was found on November 5, 2022, around 11 a.m. by his housekeeper after she had gone into his home since she couldn’t get a hold of him. When the housekeeper found him, he was in his bathtub, and he was wearing a necklace and shirt while in the tub with the jacuzzi jets still turned on. 

June 19, 2013 – CPR technique. Image source: OpenStax College, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

She found him and immediately called 911 for assistance, who then told her to get him out of the bathtub and immediately begin CPR. The police showed up, and they did not perform any more life-saving maneuvers and declared him deceased at that time. Sadly, it’s not known exactly what time Carter got into the tub nor what exact time he passed out because of intoxication. 

When Was Aaron Carter Last Seen Alive?

Unfortunately, it would be the police who would last see Carter alive when they received a welfare check request after he had posted a video of himself on Instagram inhaling an unknown substance. The time of the visit on November 4 based on the police report was around 2 a.m. He answered and asked the police to leave, and they complied since there was nothing they could do at that time. 

Following this interaction with police, it’s unknown what Carter was doing between 2 a.m. on November 4 and 11 a.m. on November 5, when his body was discovered by his housekeeper. That being said, he was supposed to check in with his drug counselor on November 4 in the afternoon, but he never showed up for his appointment. 

How Old Was Aaron Carter When He Died? 

November 7, 2014 – Aaron Carter at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, New York. Image source: Peter Dzubay, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Carter was just 34 years old when he passed away and was born on December 7, 1987, so he was about to turn 35. 

Where Did Aaron Carter Die? 

Carter died while in his jacuzzi bathtub with the jets turned on inside his residence. 

Where Was Aaron Carter Living When He Died? 

Carter was living in a house he had purchased in Lancaster, California. The month before he died, he put his house up for sale and mentioned on Twitter that he was selling it and ready to find his third home. He had future plans and wanted to find just the right house for his family so that they could all have a great life. 

Did The Cops Find Drugs At Aaron Carter’s Home? 

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When the police investigated Carter’s death, it was noted that they found a can of compressed air, known as a duster, inside the home. There were multiple cans inside his house at the time of his death. Additionally, the investigators also found various prescription bottles, with Xanax being the one that contributed to his death. 

Was Aaron Carter Buried? 

Carter was not buried but instead was cremated by his family, and the family chose to spread his ashes months later down in the Florida Keys

How Did Aaron’s Family And Friends Take His Death? 

2019 – Nick Carter at the German Comic Con in Dortmund. Image source: German Comic Con, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The first person to comment after Carter’s death was Nick, his older brother whom he had been having public feuds with in recent years. Nick took to Instagram to talk about his brother saying that while a complicated relationship existed, he had always loved him and hoped he would become healthy and get the help that he needed. He went on to talk about mental health and addiction and how much he is going to miss his brother. 

Angel, the twin sister of Carter, also went onto social media to talk about the loss and said she would always cherish the memories of him, and she knew he was now at peace. She went on to say that he would be with her in her heart until they would meet again. 

Melanie Martin, Carter’s fiancée, also gave a statement to People, in which she mentioned how he was struggling and she had done everything she could to help him. She mentioned how strong she had to be for their child and how heartbroken she was not only for herself but for her son who wouldn’t get to know his father.  

What Is Aaron Carter Famous For? 

As we briefly mentioned, Carter was a musician, who began his singing career while being an opener for his older brother’s band Backstreet Boys in 1997. He released his debut album Aaron Carter when he was just 9 years old, and from there, went on to release Aaron’s Party (Come And Get It) in 2000. This was his breakout album and featured his signature song I Want Candy, which helped the album hit triple-platinum status.

1999 – Britney Spears live. Image source: Greg, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

He would continue to be the opener for the Backstreet Boys and also other musicians such as Britney Spears. In total he released five albums, moving from pop music to rap music and similarly, R&B. He would also land spots in musicals and television shows such as Dancing With The Stars. 

Did Aaron Carter Have a Drug Problem?

April 21, 2013 – Aaron Carter performing. Image source: Will Fisher, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Carter began struggling while he was still producing music, and by 2013, he had already been to rehab multiple times. Sadly, he also had to file for bankruptcy related to unpaid taxes and found himself in legal trouble along the way. He would end up with charges of reckless driving as well as drug possession in the years before his death. 

Did Aaron Carter Have Mental Health Issues?

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While it’s a known fact Carter was a substance abuser and had an addiction, he also had mental health issues to deal with. He appeared on the television show The Doctors in 2019 where he talked about having been diagnosed as bipolar as well as schizophrenic.

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Prior to that appearance, he appeared on The Doctors in 2017 when he was confronted about his drug use and was urged to check into drug treatment. At that time, he weighed only 115 pounds, was extremely dehydrated and malnourished, and was looking very pale. For someone who is around six feet tall, being 115 pounds is scary skinny, which is why people would accuse him of having AIDS. 

Did Aaron Carter Have a Kid? 

Carter did have one child named Prince, and his son was born on November 22, 2021. The mother of the child is Martin, to whom Carter was engaged. He was hoping to become an active father to Prince and get custody of his son by entering and completing drug rehab.

Does Aaron Carter’s Family Suspect Foul Play?

The investigation into Carter’s death is still open even though the death was ruled accidental, and there are family and friends who believe foul play was involved. 

For example, his fiancée Martin said that she didn’t get closure because of the fact he was wearing a shirt and necklace when he was found in the tub and that it didn’t make sense he would be wearing clothes while in the tub like that. She said the autopsy report only raised more questions, not answered them. 

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In addition, Jane Schneck, Carter’s mother, also brought up the questions that she has over her son’s death. She even brought up issues she had in May 2023, talking about how he often would get death threats and posted one of the most graphic images of the bathroom where he was found. She commented saying that she was trying to get an investigation going into his death because she didn’t believe investigators truly looked at the evidence. 

Will Anyone Be Charged For Aaron Carter’s Death? 

At this time, since the death was ruled an accidental drowning, there are no charges related to Carter’s death. However, if there is information about foul play that is later brought to investigators, then there’s always the possibility someone would be held accountable if a crime was deemed to be committed.

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