Musical artist and TV star Aaron Carter found dead at 34

Musical artist and television star Aaron Carter was found dead Saturday at the age of 34.

Carter, also the brother of the Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, was discovered in his home in California.

His music career

“Carter began his career opening for his brother’s boy band during their 1997 tour, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Carter released his self-titled debut album that same year at just 9 years old,” The Hill reported.

“His second album, which featured a popular cover of ‘I Want Candy,’ went triple platinum. Carter opened again for the Backstreet Boys, as well as for Britney Spears on her ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’ tour,” it added.

Carter’s television roles

“He dabbled in acting, appearing on shows including Lizzie McGuire, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and 7th Heaven and in such films as Fat Albert (2004) and the Channing Tatum-starring Supercross (2005). Carter made his Broadway debut in 2001 as JoJo the Who in Seussical the Musical and had a long run as a castmember on the off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks,” the Hollywood Reporter stated.

“Carter also made plenty of unscripted TV appearances, which included starring alongside Nick and their siblings B.J., Leslie and Angel Carter on the E! series House of Carters in 2006,” it added.

Carter’s cause of death was not noted. Police are investigating.

His passing is mourned by many friends and fans, including several celebrities who shared tributes to Carter online after the report of his death.

Carter’s life ended far too young, yet left behind much much and entertainment during a short period of time.