Aaron Carter's Family Alleges He Was Beaten and Starved Before Death

Aaron Carter's tragic death at 34 sparks a docuseries exploring the sexual assault allegations against his brother Nick and the complex family dynamics that plagued their lives, shedding light on fame, mental health, and the entertainment industry.

Bijay Laxmi
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Aaron Carter's Family Alleges He Was Beaten and Starved Before Death

Aaron Carter's Family Alleges He Was Beaten and Starved Before Death

Aaron Carter, the American singer, died in Lancaster, California in November 2022 at the age of 34. His death is being investigated, with his family alleging that he was beaten and starved before his passing. "The Investigation Discovery network is producing a four-part docuseries titled 'Fallen Idols: Nick and Aaron Carter' that will explore the sexual assault allegations against Nick Carter, the Backstreet Boys member, and how they intertwined with the volatile relationship between the two brothers," according to the provided summaries.

The series will feature exclusive interviews with Nick's accusers, as well as first-hand accounts from the Carter family and close friends. It will also chronicle the intense backlash the accusers have faced since coming forward and the lasting impact on their lives. Aaron's death was ruled an accidental drowning due to the effects of difluoroethane and alprazolam.

Why this matters: The tragic death of Aaron Carter and the upcoming docuseries shed light on the complex issues of fame, family dynamics, mental health, and sexual assault allegations in the entertainment industry. The series aims to provide a deeper understanding of the allegations against Nick Carter and the impact on his accusers, as well as explore the troubled relationship between the Carter brothers.

Angel Carter, Aaron's twin sister, has spoken about the family dysfunction and chaos that plagued their upbringing, which she believes contributed to the substance abuse issues that led to the deaths of three of her siblings - Leslie in 2012, Aaron in 2022, and Bobbi Jean in 2023. "Angel also discussed how the sudden fame and wealth that came with her brother Nick Carter's success with the Backstreet Boys changed the family dynamic," as stated in the summaries.

The autopsy report confirmed that Aaron had taken the anti-anxiety medication alprazolam and inhaled difluoroethane, a flammable gas, prior to his death. His former girlfriend Hilary Duff expressed her condolences, saying that life was hard for him and that he had to struggle in front of the whole world. Angel Carter is now working to release a posthumous album of Aaron's music, with proceeds going to The Kids Mental Health Foundation, in an effort to help others and raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health.

Key Takeaways

  • Aaron Carter, 34, died in Nov 2022; death investigated
  • Discovery docuseries to explore Nick Carter's sexual assault allegations
  • Aaron's death ruled accidental drowning due to drug intoxication
  • Family dysfunction, fame contributed to Carter siblings' substance abuse
  • Aaron's twin sister working on posthumous album to raise mental health awareness