Pop singer Aaron Carter accidentally drowned after taking traditional medicine and huffing chemicals, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner. Carter, a 34-time house babysitter, was found unresponsive in the bathtub of her home in Lancaster, California on November 5. The house babysitter was told to perform CPR until paramedics arrived on the scene, at which point he was.
Officials said he was dead. According to the autopsy report, Carter was unconscious after drinking difluoroethane and taking alprazolam. Difluoroethane is a compressed gas often incorporated into menage products such as spray cleansers and alprazolam is the generic form of Xanax. Carter “became incapacitated by the effects of the medication while in the bathtub, slipped below the surface of the water, and eventually drowned,” the report said.
“Suds on” barrels, an electronics duster, and “multiple bottles of traditional medicine” are set. Scattered around his bedroom and restroom. Carter rose to fame as a child actor, first as a songwriter (and the young family of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter) and later as an actor in movies and TV shows like “Lizzie McGuire” and “7th Heaven.”
Carter has faced legal issues and checks into recovery while pursuing his music career, E! Consequently, it also launched a reality show called “House of Wagon” starring Aaron and Nick. In September, he recovered for the fifth time so he could regain custody of his baby son, Prince, according to the Los Angeles Times. “My heart broke,” Nick Carter wrote at the time.
“Although my family and I have a complicated relationship, my love for him has faded now. I always hoped that one day he would walk a healthy path and finally get the help he so desperately sought. Carter’s binary family, the Angel, writes, “To Mitwin. I love you beyond measure. You will be greatly missed. My funny, sweet Aaron, I have so many memories of you and I promise to cherish them. I know you are at peace now. I will carry you with me until I die and come to see you again.