The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy on singer Aaron Carter, who was found dead at his Lancaster home Saturday, but officials deferred a cause of death pending chemical testing.
Carter, 34, was found dead in his bathtub, according to two law enforcement sources, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
LA County Sheriff’s Deputy said they received a call around 11 a.m. from a housekeeper who found Carter unresponsive. Authorities said they were investigating the circumstances of his death.
A source told The Times that investigators found evidence of drugs and compressed air in the home’s master bedroom and bathroom. Carter had been in the bathwater for some time when his body was discovered, according to the source, who was familiar with the investigation but not authorized to speak publicly about it.
Autopsy toxicological results could take several weeks.
Former child star and younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter began his career in 1997 at the age of 9 with his self-titled debut album. That year he toured with the Backstreet Boys as the opening act. He also opened shows for Britney Spears.
Carter quickly gained a following with songs like “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)”, “Crazy Little Party Girl”, “I Want Candy” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq”.
Carter has been open about his struggles with mental health and substance abuse. His 25-year-old sister died of a prescription drug overdose in 2012, leading him to say he would “never overtake” medication.
Carter said in September that he entered rehab for a fifth time to regain custody of his 10-month-old son Prince, who was under the court-ordered custody of his fiancee’s mother. Carter said his previous attempts to wean himself off medications he was prescribed while in rehab resulted in him going into a “very dark depressed state” and “not functioning normally.”
In September, lawmakers checked Carter’s home after fans feared he was using drugs. However, authorities did not find any drugs, according to a law enforcement source.
That same month, Carter put his seven-bedroom home on the market and recently lowered the asking price to $799,900. When tweet On Oct. 29, while selling his second home, he said he was “ready for a new chapter in my third home, which I want to stay in to give my family a beautiful life.”
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-11-07/autopsy-performed-on-aaron-carter-but-cause-of-death-still-unknown After autopsy, Aaron Carter cause of death still not known