Aaron Carter’s twin sister, Angel Carter, has revealed the late singer’s final resting place nearly a year after his death.
In an Instagram post she shared on Friday, Angel, 35, uploaded an image of Aaron’s memorial portrait, which featured a bronze image of his face mounted on a green and gold plaque.
“Aaron’s portrait was posed this morning at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills,” she wrote in the caption. “He loved his fans, and I know how much it would mean to him to now have a final resting place where we could all celebrate his life. I invite you to visit him, share your memories, and never forget who was Aaron basically.”
The plaque was engraved with the words “In Loving Memory, Aaron Carter, 1987 – 2022. Beloved brother, son, friend and father of Prince Carter.”
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The “I Want Candy” singer shared son Prince, 1, with fiancée Melanie Martin. In addition to Angel, Aaron was the brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, 43, Bobbie Jean Carter, 41, and the late Leslie Carter, who died in 2012 of an overdose at age 25.
Aaron’s parents were Jane Schneck and the late Robert Carter, who died of a heart attack in 2017.
Aaron was found dead in a bathtub at his home in Lancaster, California on November 5, 2022. The musician’s death was caused by drowning with the “effects of difluoroethane and alprazolam” listed as contributing factors, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Department. Examiner-Coroner.
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Difluoroethane is an aerosol propellant found in aerosol cans, and alprazolam, more commonly known by the brand name Xanax, is a medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.
The circumstances of the death were described as an “accident”, according to the coroner. Aaron was 34 years old.
In July, Angel told People magazine that she planned to spread Aaron’s ashes at Forest Lawn. Earlier this year, Angel took possession of his brother’s remains.
“For a few months after his death, it was my last way to protect him,” she told the outlet. “I don’t want anyone to do anything weird with him. Now I’m burying him next week at Forest Lawn.”
During her interview, Angel also opened up about how the sudden death of her twin brother affected her. “
“Losing a twin is an out-of-body experience,” she said. “He’s part of me.
“And it was like when he is dead, I had this feeling of: “I have to bring him to my house. I have to take him home and protect him.
“I can’t be sure that someone else won’t exploit it,” she added. “So, at that time, it was my last act of love.”
Before his death, Aaron struggled with drug addiction for years. In an August interview with People, Angel told the outlet that she and her siblings grew up in a toxic home environment surrounded by alcohol.
Angel said she believes her family’s problems were exacerbated when Nick and Aaron were thrust into the spotlight from a young age.
“Fame and money took over our family,” she said.
Nick was only 12 when he joined the boy band Backstage boys, which propelled him to international fame. Aaron began his musical career at the age of 7 and released his self-titled debut album at age 9.
Angel explained that she and Leslie had been “neglected” as the family focused on the careers of the boys, who she said “had their childhood taken away from them.”
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After Aaron turned 18, she remembered that he developed an attitude of complete independence, insisting that he didn’t let anyone control his life or his choices.
Angel told the outlet that Aaron’s addiction and mental health issues worsened after the deaths of Leslie and their father.
“I always felt like it was the beginning of the end,” Angel said. “Aaron was already in a bad way, but it was like a domino effect.”
Shortly after, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder. He seemed to continue experimenting with drugsand his behavior became increasingly erratic.
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“I was just waiting for him to get through it,” Angel said through tears about that time in his life. “But he never did. He wanted so badly to be happy. He really fought until the end, but he just had too many problems to deal with. He would have become this person that no one recognized anymore. I don’t even think. he recognized himself.”
Emily Trainham of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.