Aaron Carter accidentally drowned in a tub after taking sedatives and using spray cleaners to inhale, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
The younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, Aaron first shot to fame as a child star.
He was best known for the 2000 hit pop song I Want Candy.
On November 5, 2022, Carter was found in the bathtub of his home. He was discovered fully submerged by a housekeeper who raised the alarm.
NPR reported that the autopsy report found Xanax in his system.
It also found the compressed gas difluoroethane. The coroner’s office wrote that it is “a gas commonly used as a propellant in air spray cleaners” and “can induce feelings of euphoria when inhaled.”
The combination of the substances led to Carter’s fatal drowning.
It revealed that Carter had recently relapsed after a history of inhalant use.
Aaron Carter opened up about sexuality
In 2017, Carter came out publicly as bisexual.
“There’s something I’d like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life,” he wrote.
“This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me.
“I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13-years-old I started to find boys and girls attractive.
“There were years that went by that I thought about, but it wasn’t until I was 17-years-old, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with.
“The ultimate goal for me is to be satisfied. I never want to be a figure of disappointment.”
He ended the letter with a Boy George quote.
“I’ve never felt as though I didn’t belong, I just acted as though I did.”
However, in 2018, Carter said his comments were “misconstrued.”
“Yeah, no,” Carter said during a podcast interview when asked if he would date a man.
“It was more so just a story that happened when I was like 17 with somebody.
“I can find men and women attractive, but when it comes down to it, I think it was a little misconstrued.”
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