The international music scene was surprised by the news of Aaron Carter's passing Saturday, November 5. He was 34 years old.
Aaron managed to escape the shadow of his older brother, Nick Carter, a Backstreet Boys member, for creating his own path in the music world with his hit songs "I Want Candy" and more. So, relive the life and success of the late pop singer and know the net worth he had left.
Aaron Carter's Life and Career
Aaron emerged as a teen pop singer in the 1990s. He successfully made himself a big star at the start of the 21st century.
He started performing at seven and released five studio albums with more than 10 million records sold worldwide.
His last release as a young singer was the album Another Earthquake in 2002. However, it took him 16 years before he dropped a new one, Love, in 2018.
Aside from singing, Aaron was also an actor. He was part of Disney's Lizzie McGuire and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch in the 2000s. He then joined 7th Heaven.
Aaron was also a dancer, competing on ABC's Dancing with the Stars in 2009 and came fifth place with his dance partner, Karina Smirnoff.
Aaron Carter's Net Worth
Sadly, Aaron learned his parents mismanaged his finances, leaving him with more than $3.5 million in debt in tax liens when he was 18 years old.
They were supposed to put 15 percent of his money into his bank account to prepare when he became older, but he was only left with $2 million at the time. His money was supposed to be $20 million.
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This left him with only $400,000 net worth today, which used to be over $200 million at the height of his career.
Aaron Carter's Death
After TMZ broke the news about Aaron's passing, his fiancé, Melanie Martin, confirmed his demise to the publication.
"My fiancé Aaron Carter has passed away," she confirmed.
"I love Aaron with all my heart and it's going to be a journey to raise a son without a father," she continued. "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's house sitter found his lifeless body in the bathtub and called the authorities afterward.
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