Remembering Aaron Carter: A Life in Photos

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Aaron Carter, a former child pop star and brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, died Nov. 5 at age 34 at his home, leaving behind a son. Look back at his life in pictures.

As a child and teen singer, Aaron Carter appeared to be on top of the world.

In the ’90s and ’00s, he released popular music such as covers of “Crush on You” and “I Want Candy” and toured with his brother Nick Carter‘s band, Backstreet Boys, and Britney Spears, as well as on his own. He also hung out with other top celebs while attending major celebrity events, such as the Grammys and other award shows. He dated Hilary Duff. He also made guest appearances on TV shows.

But in the last several years of his life, Aaron struggled to achieve the same level of fame and success as he battled addiction, mental health struggles and family and relationship turmoil, including a feud with Nick.

Aaron was found dead at age 34 inside his home in Lancaster, Calif. on Nov. 5. He is survived by a son, Prince, who is 11 months old. The cause of his death has not been revealed.

As the celebrity world mourns one of their own, let’s take a look back at key moments in Aaron’s life and career:

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1997: Aaron & Sporty Spice

The singer appears with Mel C from the Spice Girls in Hamburg, Germany.

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1998: German TV Appearance

Aaron appears on Bravo All Stars.

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1999: Diddy & Me

Aaron appears with Diddy at MTV’s Big Help Concert.

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1999: Grammys

Aaron appears at the Grammy Awards.


2000: Aaron & Nick

The brothers appear together at the Billboard Music Awards.

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2000: Brothers’ Night Out

Aaron hangs out with big brother Nick Carter at the Billboard Music Awards.

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2001: Billboard Music Awards

Aaron and fellow singer Billy Gilman appear onstage.


2002: Meeting Diana Ross

The two attend the annual Dream Halloween Los Angeles event benefiting Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF).


2002: Dynamic Duo

Aaron and brother Nick Carter appear at 102.7 KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

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2003: With Hilary Duff

The singer appears with his girlfriend at an after-party for the premiere of The Lizzie McGuire Movie.

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2005: BSB Reunion

Aaron meets up with his bro Nick Carter‘s Backstreet Boys band mates A.J. McClean and Brian Littrell at a Grammys event.

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2005: Chillin’ With Nick Cannon

The two appear together at an MTV VMAs party.


2009: Dancing With the Stars

Aaron dances with Karina Smirnoff on the show.

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2009: Dancing Duo

Aaron and DWTS partner Karina Smirnoff showcase their moves.

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2017: Fan Event

The singer poses during a handprint ceremony and meet & greet with fans as he visits Planet Hollywood Times Square in New York City.

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2017: Meeting Adam Lambert

The singers attend Project Angel Food’s 2017 Angel Awards.

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2018: Portrait

The singer poses for portrait sitting in an Ulloo42 chair at the Visual Snow Initiative visits The Artists Projecton event in L.A.

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2019: On Tour

Aaron performs at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas.

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2021: Aaron & Melanie Martin

The two, at the time expecting their son Prince, appear at the Celebrity Boxing Face Off between Aaron and Lamar Odom, who won the match.


2021: Birth of Prince

Aaron appears in the delivery room with his son, Prince.

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2022: Vegas Night

The star arrives at the Kings of Hustler male revue at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in Las Vegas.

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