What Happened To Aaron Carter? A Story of Child Stardom and Drug Abuse

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Aaron Carter performing at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY. Photo by Peter Dzubay in 2014.

Last updated on November 21st, 2023 at 09:33 pm

If you were around in the late 1990s and early 2000s, then you likely knew Aaron Carter as a young singer who stole the hearts of many at just 10 years old—the original Justin Bieber.

Sadly, Carter died on November 5, 2022. Read on to learn all about the child star and how his career has evolved from his early beginnings.

Who is Aaron Carter?

Aaron Carter was born Aaron Charles Carter on December 7, 1987, in Florida. Unlike other celebrities, Aaron’s parents weren’t famous, rather, they ran a retirement home.

They must have some good genes, however, as Aaron isn’t their only famous son, as his brother Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys is also famous. Additionally, Aaron Carter has a twin sister, Angel, who is a model, and two other sisters.

Aaron Carter is a famous singer whose career began when he was a singer of a band called Dead End in Tampa.

Although he eventually left the band due to musical differences, it helped him to discover his musical talents, which led to his big break when he was just 9 years old when he opened for the Backstreet Boys in 1997.

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Aaron Carter and Santa Claus being briefed on the NORAD Tracks Santa program in November 2002 by Major Douglas Martin, Canadian Forces, Deputy Director of NORAD Public Affairs and Chief Santa Tracker. Photo by NORAD Public Affairs.

How Did Aaron Carter Die?

Aaron Carter passed away on Saturday, November 5th, 2022, at his home in California. Police report that they were called to the home and found Aaron Carter dead in the bathtub when they arrived. It is an ongoing investigation, and as of the writing of this article, no cause of death has been announced.

In the past few years, Aaron Carter has been very open about his struggles with mental health and drug addiction.

Prior to his death, Aaron Carter posted several odd videos of himself, many of which concerned fans.

@tifhunt What is happening with Aaron carter ? 🙁 #aaroncarter #aaroncarterofficial ♬ original sound – That girl

Aaron Carter’s Siblings

Unfortunately, Aaron Carter did not have a good relationship with his siblings. Aaron Carter’s sister, who died, Leslie, is accused by the singer of having molested him from the time he was 10 until he was 13 years old.

Reportedly this happened when she stopped taking her bipolar meds. Leslie died in 2012 of a drug overdose.

Despite touring with Nick Carter for a while, Aaron also accused him of abuse, saying Nick had abused him as well as another female member of the family.

Nick Carter denies all of these allegations.

How Tall is Aaron Carter?

Aaron Carter was 6ft (1.8 meters tall) which brought up some questions in the past, as in 2017, the star was only 115lbs (53kg), making him severely underweight.

What Happened to Aaron Carter?

Aaron Carter’s initial singing career lasted from 1997-2005 and ended when multiple lawsuits, tax issues, and issues between him and his record deals began to arise.

He continued to perform from time to time, but he canceled one of his last record deals in 2006 at just 19 years old.

In 2008, the star found himself in trouble when he was arrested in Kimble County, Texas, for possession of marijuana. Little did he know at the time that this wouldn’t be his last run-in with the law.

After the end of the early portion of his singing career, Carter found himself paired with Karina Smirnoff in Dancing with the Stars for Season 9, in which they finished in 5th place.

In 2010, Carter released a new single, “Dance With Me,” only to shock fans when he later entered a treatment facility (rehab) supposedly to treat his mental health and drug problems and was released just a month later.

He went on to join the musical theater world, performing in shows like The Fantasticks—further surprised fans in 2013 when he returned to the music world for an around-the-world tour with 150 shows called the After Party Tour. This same year he filed for bankruptcy due to tax issues still plaguing him from 2003.

2017 and 2019 both saw Aaron Carter once again in trouble with the law. In 2017 he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and for possessing marijuana again. In 2019, he had legal issues of a different type, as he claimed his girlfriend tried to stab him and that he needed a restraining order—which was eventually granted.

In 2021, he turned over a new leaf when he announced there would be an Aaron Carter vs. Lamar Odom boxing fight, which would take place on June 11th of that year. Lamar Odom won after knocking Aaron out in the second round.

Sadly, fans were shocked Aaron Carter passed away in his home on November 5th, 2022. The cause of death is still being investigated. He was just 34 years old at the time of his death.

@king.asante Very unfortunate news, RIP🙏🏽❤️ #aaroncarter #backstreetboys #rip #asantemadrigal #musician #greenscreen ♬ Steven Universe – L.Dre

How Much Money Did Aaron Carter Make Boxing?

The official dollar amount Aaron Carter made in his boxing match against Lamar Odom has not been named. However, he said in one interview that he was set to make millions whether he won or lost.

Aaron Carter was supposed to wrestle Benzino, but he later backed out of that wrestling match.

Aaron Carter’s Net Worth

As of November 2022, Aaron Carter’s net worth was said to be about $400,000. We suspect it could have been much higher if the celebrity didn’t have so many past run-ins with the law and bankruptcy on his record. He also had some unique spending habits.

Aaron Carter OnlyFans

Because his net worth wasn’t all that impressive, it wasn’t surprising that Aaron Carter opened an OnlyFans in March 2020 to make money. He charged between $50-$100 for nudes. Or, fans could have access to all the Aaron Carter nude photos they wanted for $26 a month.

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Paparazzo Presents…Aaron Carter’s return to the stage on July 30, 2010 in Farmingdale, Long Island, NY.

Aaron Carter Sexuality

In 2017, the pop singer came out to the public on Twitter that he is bisexual. It appeared, however, that he only had serious relationships with women, the most famous being Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan.

What Was Aaron Carter Been Diagnosed With?

Aaron Carter was very open about his mental health and confessed on an episode of The Doctors that he has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder, anxiety, and bipolar disorder and was prescribed a slew of pills for handling his illnesses.

What Happened to Aaron Carter?

In 2021, Aaron Carter was supposed to join a stage show in Las Vegas, but the deal didn’t go through because the singer wasn’t vaccinated for COVID-19. In July 2022, the singer signed a deal with Checkthestar, indicating that he would return to the musical world soon thereafter.

As for his personal life, Aaron Carter and his ex-girlfriend (or on-again, off-again girlfriend) Melanie Martin welcomed a son, Prince Lyric, in November 2021.

He also kept busy keeping up with his OnlyFans page and buying new cars and guns. There were also occasional videos released of interviews with Carter, but fans agree they were weird. See an example below.

Aaron Carter passed away on November 5th, 2022, shocking fans around the world.

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Written by Hope Davis

Long-time music lover Hope became a full-time writer in 2020 after being laid off from her regular job due to COVID-19. She now spends her time traveling the world to see her favorite bands while writing about them!


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