A beloved former Disney Channel star’s death earlier this month left fans shocked and confused about what happened in the days and moments leading up to his passing, and his death certificate only leaves them with more questions.
On November 5, actor and musician Aaron Carter was found deceased in a bathtub inside his Lancaster, California home, by his housekeeper. Though the former Disney Channel star and singer/songwriter struggled with drug addictions and had been in rehab more than once, Carter’s family says things were looking up for the young performer, and while some of his fans worry that he may have taken his own life, those closest to him say his death was “not intentional.”
Upon the report of Carter’s death, local authorities arrived at Carter’s home, including a homicide unit, though law enforcement said that at the time that no foul play was suspected. On Wednesday, ET Online reported that Carter’s death certificate listed the cause of the actor’s death as “deferred,” meaning that the autopsy has not yet determined his cause of death.
The certificate further stated that Carter’s remains were cremated and that his twin sister, Angel, will keep his cremated remains in her possession until the funeral, though Carter’s final resting place has not yet been announced.
Carter began performing when he was only seven years old, and in 1997, he released his first self-titled debut album when he was only nine years old, selling more than 1 million copies globally. His second album, titled “Aaron’s Party,” released in 2000, sold more than 3 million copies. Shortly thereafter, he began making guest appearances on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel, eventually securing a recurring role on Disney Channel’s Lizzie McGuire.
The story of this tragedy continues to develop, and as such, we will continue our coverage as more details become available.