Hollywood is still mourning the loss of Aaron Carterwho died on November 5th at the age of 34. Following the November 7 episode of Dancing With the Stars, judge Carrie Ann Inaba opened up about Aaron, who participated in season 9 of the show.
“I actually think about Aaron Carter a lot,” Carrie Ann told reporters including Hollywood Life. “I always wonder how he is doing. He was very open about his own personal struggles through life. And what I found was when he was on Dancing With the Stars, he was one of the brightest lights. He was one of those people who always showed up behind the scenes, whether there were rules in place or not, you weren’t supposed to talk to the judges. He didn’t let it stop him.”
She added: “He was always exuberant and always trying to connect with people. I will always remember Aaron as this beautiful heart and light. I just wish him eternal peace. My heart and my prayers and all my thoughts go out to his family because it is a tremendous loss for all of us.”
Aaron is with Karina Smirnoff during season 9 of Dancing With the Stars. They came in fourth place that season.
Aaron was found dead in his home in Lancaster, California on November 5th. He leaves behind an 11-month-old son named Prince. An official cause of death was not immediately determined by the coroner.
Nick CarterAaron’s older brother who finished second DWTS in season 21, mourns the loss of Aaron in a heartfelt Instagram post. “My heart is broken today. Even though my brother and I had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never faded,” Nick wrote. “I have always held on to the hope that one day he will somehow want to walk a healthy path and finally get the help he so desperately needs.”