Singer Aaron Carter accidentally drowned in bathtub

American Singer and rapper, Aaron Carter, has accidentally drowned in his home bathtub after taken some sedatives and gas used in spraying cleaners (he had inhaled), according to a coroner’s report released on Tuesday.

Carter, 34, was found submerged and dead in the bathtub of his home in Lancaster, California, on 5 November, the autopsy report from the Los Angeles county medical examiner-coroner reported.


The sedative alprazolam, often sold under the brand name Xanax, was discovered in his body system, as was difluoroethane, which the report says is “a gas commonly used as a propellant in air spray cleaners”, which “can induce feelings of euphoria when inhaled”.

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These two substances was what incapacitated him in the bathtub, and led to the drowning. The autopsy was carried out a day after Carter died, but the results were withheld for toxicology tests, which often take months.

Singer Aaron Carter accident

Who Is Aaron Carter?

Carter, the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, was a former child star and global pop star whose greatest hits included I Want Candy, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) and That’s How I Beat Shaq. Carter supported the Backstreet Boys on tour and had a successful solo career, releasing his debut album at age nine.

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His second album, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), was released in 2000 and went triple platinum. The former child star’s relationship with his family grew strained later in life; he filed for bankruptcy in 2013, and enrolled in rehab several times.


In recent years, Carter had suffered from substance abuse and was involved in a series of drug-related arrests. A day after his demise, Nick paid tribute to his brother during the Backstreet Boys gig in London’s O2 Arena.

During the performance of the single “No Place”, images of Aaron were displayed on the venue’s giant screens.

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