Aaron Carter’s brother Nick pays tribute to late singer: ‘God please watch over my little brother’



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Aaron Carter’s older brother Nick is heartbroken after the singer’s death at age 34, he wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday, saying that despite their “complicated relationship,” his love for Carter “will never has faded.”

“I’ve always held out hope that somehow one day I’d walk a healthy path and finally find the help I so desperately needed,” Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter wrote in a caption on next to photos of the brothers over the years. “Sometimes we want to blame someone or something for a loss. But the truth is that addiction and mental illness is the real villain here.”

“I will miss my brother more than anyone will ever know,” he added. “I love you Chizz, now you have a chance to finally have some peace that you will never find here on earth…God, please watch over my little brother.”

Nick Carter’s statement on Sunday comes after that A source close to the family told CNN on Saturday that Carter, who found stardom as a young child with songs like “I Want Candy” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq,” was found dead in his bathtub .

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told CNN that they responded to a call for help at Carter’s Lancaster, California home around 11 a.m. local time Saturday morning, where he was found a dead person

Aaron Carter, left, and Nick Carter at The Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California in July 2006.

Nick Carter’s tribute followed another from his sister, Aaron’s twin Angel, who wrote on Instagram: “To my twin… I loved you beyond measure.”

“My funny and sweet Aaron, I have so many memories of you and me, and I promise to cherish them. I know you are at peace now. I will carry you with me until the day I die and see you again.”

The singer has been open in the past about his struggles with mental health, but once denied having substance abuse problems in an interview with CNN.

Carter has at times had a strained relationship with his siblings: In 2019, Nick announced that he and Angel she had sought a restraining order against her brother, saying in a statement that his younger brother allegedly had “intentions to kill my wife and my unborn child.” Aaron Carter had he denied the allegationssaying that he did not wish harm on anyone.

Actress Hilary Duff, left, hugs singer Aaron Carter as they attend the premiere of

Aside from her siblings, those honoring Carter include Hilary Duff, who played the titular character on Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire,” in which Carter once guest starred.

“To Aaron, I’m so sorry that life was so hard for you and that you had to fight in front of the whole world,” Duff wrote on Instagram.

“You had a charm that was absolutely effervescent…boy, my teenage self loved you deeply,” she added. “Sending love to your family at this time.”

Actress Melissa Joan Hart also expressed her condolences, posting a photo of herself with Carter and writing, “Sending love to the family and friends and fans of #AaronCarter. Rest in peace!”

the band New Kids on the Block also shared their sympathies in a statement on Twitter: “We are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Aaron Carter. Sending prayers to the Carter family. Rest in peace Aaron.”

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