(CNN) — A source close to the family told CNN that singer Aaron Carter, who first rose to fame as a child with pop songs like “I Want Candy,” has died. I was 34 years old.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told CNN they responded to a call for help at Carter’s home in Lancaster, Calif., at about 11 a.m. local time on Saturday, where a man was found. dead at the scene.
The source said that he was found dead in his bathtub.
Officials did not provide details about a possible cause of death.
Carter, also famous for the pop song “Crush on You,” is survived by their 11-month-old son, Prince.
The singer received a lot of support from fans and other celebrities after she came out as bisexual in 2017.
“There is something I would like to say that I feel is important to me and my identity, which has been a weight on my chest for almost half my life,” Carter wrote on Twitter. “I’m not ashamed of it, just a weight and burden that I’ve been holding for a long time and want to get rid of.”
He further explained that at the age of 13 he “began to find boys and girls attractive”.
“Many years had passed since I thought about it, but by the age of 17, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a man I was attracted to, with whom I also worked. did and grew up together.”
The singer opened up on an episode of “The Doctors” in 2019 about her battle with a number of mental health issues, including multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety, and manic depression.
“This is my reality,” Carter said in a video that appeared on the show’s Facebook page, holding a plastic bag with several prescription bottles.
In 2017, Carter was arrested in Georgia on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana while he and his then-girlfriend, Madison Parker, were traveling through Habersham County.
CNN previously reported that the singer later said in an interview that he does not drink alcohol and denies that he has a drug problem.
“I don’t need help,” he said. “I need people to understand that I am human and that I make mistakes like no one else in this world, but I would never put my life or my girlfriend’s life at risk.”