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Singer Aaron Carter dies at the age of 34

Aaron Carter, who was known for several hits in the 2000s, including “I Want Candy,” has died, his manager told CBS News on Saturday. The singer was 34 years old.

“We are extremely saddened and shocked to confirm the death of Aaron Carter today,” said Roger Paul. “His cause of death is currently under investigation. We ask that you give the family time and they will have more information when it becomes available. We cannot express the outpouring of love that is coming.”

An overview of the atmosphere at the Lane Bryant 34th Street flagship store opening and ribbon cutting on March 1, 2013 in New York City.

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A representative for his older brother, Nick Carter, also confirmed his death.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it received a call about a death at a home in Lancaster, Calif., shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff’s department said authorities are investigating.

In addition to releasing five albums, Carter appeared on Nickelodeon and toured with boy band The Backstreet Boys for a time. His older brother was a member of this group.

He made his acting debut during a guest appearance on Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire.” Carter played JoJo in “Who in Seussical the Musical” on Broadway beginning in 2001. Five years later, he and his siblings also had an E! “House of Carters” series.

Carter’s fiancé, Melanie Martin, asked for privacy, The Associated Press reported.

“We are still in the process of coming to terms with this unfortunate reality,” Martin said in a statement Saturday. “Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.”


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