Aaron Carter’s cause of death released by LA County coroner

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office has ruled singer and rapper Aaron Carter’s death an accident.

The ‘Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)’ musician died from drowning and the effects of difluoroethane and alprazolam – a generic form of Xanax, according to the autopsy report viewed by Urban Hollywood 411.

Difluoroethane is a colorless, odorless gas used in computer spray cleaning cartridges. According to the National Institutes of Health, difluoroethane is sometimes abused by “snorting, bagging, and blowing” to induce feelings of euphoria.

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Carter died at his home in Lancaster, Calif. on Nov. 5, 2022. He was 34.

A housekeeper found him unconscious in a bathtub and called 911. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a possible drowning at a home in the 42500 block of Valley Vista Drive, the Sheriff’s Department said. Los Angeles County in a press release at the time. Once firefighters arrived on the scene, the singer was pronounced dead.

Carter had a history of drug addiction. In 2017, one of his reps confirmed he was in rehab after the artist shared on social media, “I would like to tell you all that I’m going to disappear for a while to work on myself- even.”

Just weeks before his death, police attended Carter’s home after fans called authorities for a welfare check because he appeared to be blowing on Instagram Live, TMZ reported September 25.

The singer was the younger brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter.

Born in Tampa, Florida in 1987, Aaron sold a million copies of his self-titled debut album by age 9. His follow-up in 2000 Aaron’s Party sold 3 million copies in the United States alone.

He made guest appearances on Nickelodeon shows and toured with the Backstreet Boys. Carter also appeared on Dancing with the stars.

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