Just hours after Aaron Carter’s died on November 5, Hilary Duff shared a heartbreaking message on Instagram mourning the devastating loss. “To Aaron — I am deeply sorry that life was so difficult for you and that you had to struggle in front of the whole world. You have a charm that was absolutely effervescent.”
She continued, “Son my teenage self loved you very much. Sending love to your family at this time. Rest in peace.”
Hilary and Aaron started dating in 2000 when they were teenagers. They broke up in 2003. Aaron notably appeared in a 2001 episode of Hilary’s hit Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire. The holiday-themed episode – “Coming to Town” – featured a performance by Aaron and a sweet on-screen kiss between the two of them.
In 2016, Aaron opened up about his past relationship with Hilary following the news of her marriage to now-ex Mike Comrie and pregnancy was revealed. “I’m very happy for her that she’s in a successful relationship and that she’s going to have a baby,” he said Fox News. “Sometimes I think to myself, maybe it could have been me, but it is what it is.”
Aaron was found dead at his home on November 5. “He was found unresponsive by his this morning [fiancée] Melanie Martin at home in Lancaster, California. Everyone is so devastated right now,” Aaron’s rep said Hollywood Life. He was 34 years old. A cause of death has not been confirmed.
Aaron rose to fame as a child in the late 90s and early 00s. He was known for his hit songs “I Want Candy” and “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It).” He was back street boys member Nick Carter’s younger brother Aaron’s fifth and final studio album, LØVËwas released in 2018.
The singer leaves behind an 11-month-old son named Prince with his fiancée Melanie. Prince’s first birthday is November 22. After years of struggling with drug addiction, Aaron checked himself into rehab in September 2022 to regain custody of his son. his sister, Leslie Carterdied of a drug overdose in 2012 at the young age of 25.