Aaron Carter’s family believes singer died of drug overdose
Aaron Carter’s family said Tuesday that they believe the singer died of a drug overdose.
Carter’s on-again, off-again fiancée, Melanie Martin, told TMZ that the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled out drowning after not finding water in the former child star’s lungs — despite him being discovered in a bathtub full of water on Nov. 5, 2022, at the age of 34.
Martin, 30, and Carter’s mother, Jane Carter, clarified that they are still waiting on a toxicology report to confirm their theory of an overdose.
To add to their suspicions, Martin told the outlet that she also read text messages between Aaron and an “unidentified person telling Aaron he owed $800 for an unknown substance.”
Aaron allegedly told the person he “didn’t need the substance anymore,” but the contact told him he still needed to pay. The last message in the chain reportedly shows Aaron asking whether he was “being threatened.”
The exchange led Martin and Jane to believe that Aaron did meet up with the possible drug dealer and “took a substance that could have ultimately killed him.”
A rep for Aaron didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
The “I Want Candy” singer’s official cause of death has yet to be determined, but his body was reportedly discovered alongside multiple cans of compressed air and prescription pill bottles.
Aaron struggled with addiction and mental health issues for most of his life after rising to fame at age 7.
He and Martin shared 1-year-old son Prince, of whom she recently regained custody.
Aaron’s brother, Nick Carter, released a song in honor of his late brother, titled “Hurts to Love You,” last week.
“Always hoped your tomorrows / Would be better than the days before / I hoped you’d find your road to follow / To a place you were happy in this world,” the Backstreet Boys member, 42, sang.