Aaron Carter died at his home in California on Saturday (Photo: Getty Images)
Hilary Duff has remembered her former boyfriend Aaron Carter in a poignant tribute after his death.
Representatives for Carter confirmed that the musician died Saturday at the age of 34. He was discovered unconscious in a bathtub at his home in Lancaster, California, according to reports.
Paying tribute to the late rapper, Hilary – who dated Carter in the 2000s – wrote in an Instagram post: ‘To Aaron – I am deeply sorry that life has been so difficult for you and you have had to struggle in the face of the whole world.
‘You had a charm that was absolutely effervescent… boy did my teenage self love you very much. Sending love to your family at this time. Rest quietly.
Carter and Hilary dated from 2001 to 2003 during their teenage years and he made a memorable appearance in an episode of Hilary’s popular Disney series, Lizzie McGuire.
However, their romance made headlines with Carter reportedly dating Lindsay Lohan at the same time, leading to a rumored feud between the two actresses.
Carter and Hilary Duff dated in the 2000s when they were teenagers (Photo: Rex Features) Hilary remembers Carter’s “effervescent charm” (Photo: WireImage)
New Kids on the Block also paid tribute in a joint statement, which read, “We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Aaron Carter.” Sending prayers to the Carter family. Rest in peace, Aaron.
Songwriter Diane Warren also said: “Fame at a young age is often more of a curse than a blessing and surviving it isn’t easy. »
Former Sabrina the Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart wrote in an Instagram post, “Sending love to family, friends and #AaronCarter fans. Rest in peace!’
Courtney Stodden said of their friend: ‘He called me, confided in me but I walked away due to threats from surrounding people. I was hoping he would heal but now he is at peace… I’m so drained #ripaaroncarter #rip #tooyoung.
Real host Loni Love shared fond memories of Carter and said: “I met Aaron Carter in 2018, funny, talented and cool. I felt he was trying… he was really just trying to be happy. I am sorry to learn of his death. Condolences to his family and fans.
Carter’s brother, Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, has yet to publicly announce the devastating news. However, teammate AJ McLean appears to have canceled an event scheduled for his brand of nail polish out of respect.
A message on the company’s Instagram page read, “Hello everyone, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ava Dean Beauty event scheduled for November 6, 2022 has been cancelled. »
‘We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Your order will be refunded to the original form of payment within 5-7 business days. AJ and the Ava Dean Beauty team.’
Carter’s representatives confirmed his death in a statement shared with Metro.co.uk, which read: “We are extremely saddened and shocked to confirm the death of Aaron Carter today. »
Carter’s brother, Nick Carter (left), has yet to speak about his brother’s death (Picture: WireImage) Carter’s cause of death has yet to be determined (Picture: Getty Images)
“At this time, his cause of death is under investigation. »
They added: ‘We ask that you give the family time and they will have more information when it becomes available.
“We cannot express the outpouring of love that is happening. »
Carter burst onto the scene in the 1990s as a pop star, releasing his first album in 1997 when he was just nine years old.
His debut album became a massive hit selling a million copies, but it was his second album, Aaron’s Party, that propelled him to fame after selling three million copies.
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Carter then transitioned to rapping, with songs such as Reload the Wesson and I’m All About You.
He is survived by his ex-fiancée Melanie Martin and their son Prince Lyric, whom they welcomed in November 2021.
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