Page Six obtained a copy of the singer's autopsy report and revealed his cause of death five months after he died.
It’s been five months since Aaron Carter, pop singer and brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, died at age 34. The Carter family revealed no cause of death at the time - however, Page Six has just obtained a copy of his autopsy report and revealed his cause of death.
Carter died from drowning - the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s report said he was “submerged” in his bathtub following “inhalation of compressed gas” called difluoroethane “and intake of alprazolam,” a generic version of Xanax. His death was ruled “accidental”.
Alprazolam can be used to treat depression, anxiety and panic disorders. However, experts note that the drug "may increase the risk of serious or life-threatening breathing problems, sedation, or coma" if used alongside certain medications.
In November, Carter was found dead in the bathtub of his home in Lancaster, California. Representatives for the Carter family confirmed his passing but made no further comments. While police responded to a call about a medical emergency at his home, they provided no other details.
Carter's fiancé, Melanie Martin, shared in a statement with TMZ: "My fiancé Aaron Carter has passed away. I love Aaron with all my heart, and it's going to be a journey to raise a son without a father. Please respect the privacy of my family as we come to terms with the loss of someone we love greatly. We are still in the process of accepting this unfortunate reality. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated."
Aaron Carter appeared on the American syndicated talk show that features medical advice, The Doctors, in 2017 and 2019. The first time, he revealed his troubles with substance abuse. He subsequently went to rehab after getting arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and on marijuana charges.
In the 2019 episode, Carter discussed his multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety and manic depression diagnoses. "Why are you guys doing that to me? What did I ever do to deserve that?" he said through tears, explaining the impact of online bullying on his life.
His fifth and final album and first in fifteen years, LOVE, was released in 2018.