Music stars have paid tribute to singer Aaron Carter after his death at 34.
Former child star and brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, Reportedly found dead On Saturday, he showered at his California home.
His representative told Sky News that his cause of death was being investigated.
Tributes from the music industry flocked to Carter, whose son Prince was born in 2021.
Actress and singer Hilary Duff, who starred alongside Carter on the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire, paid her respects on Instagram, writing: “To Aaron – I’m deeply I’m sorry that life is so hard for you that you have to be — in front of the world.
“You have an absolutely heady charm… boy, my teenage self is deeply in love with you.
“This is a time to send love to your family. Take it easy.”
American boy band New Kids On The Block shared a black and white photo of Carter, tweeting: “We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Aaron Carter.
“Prayers to the Carter family. Rest in peace, Aaron.”
Songwriter Diane Warren tweeted: “Fame at a young age is often more of a curse than a blessing, and surviving is not easy. RIP Aaron Carter.”
Comedian Loni Love recalled meeting Carter in 2018, describing him as “fun, talented, and cool.”
She added: “I feel like he’s trying…he’s really just trying to be happy. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing…My condolences to his family and fans”.
Actor Lou Diamond Phillips described Carter as a “lovable, kind young man”.
Disney Channel star Christy Carlson Romano added: “The passing of Aaron Carter is incredible. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.”
Carter, who entered the UK top 10 with “Crush On You” and “Crazy Little Party Girl”, switched to rap music in his later years, and has many tattoos on his face to get rid of the child star image.
His relationship with his siblings has been strained over the years, and in 2019 his brother Nick filed a restraining order against him, claiming he threatened to kill his pregnant wife and unborn child.
Carter also had a history of drug use and reportedly went to rehab several times.