On Sunday night in London, Nick Carter and the Backstreet Boys performed a tribute to Aaron Carter.
They were performing at London’s O2 Arena when lead vocalist Kevin Richardson announced, “Tonight we had a little bit of sorrowful hearts since we lost one of our family members yesterday.”
Richardson, 51, said of Carter’s untimely passing on Saturday, “We just wanted to take a minute in our program to realize that Nick’s little brother, Aaron Carter, passed suddenly yesterday at the age of 34.”
We appreciate the outpouring of sympathy and support; he truly was a member of our family.
Nick Carter, 42, broke down in tears in a video that was shared on the Theatre website All That Dazzles. In reaction, fellow band members AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, and Brian Littrell came over to embrace him, with Littrell even offering Carter the sleeve of his shirt to wipe his tears.
“Brother Aaron Carter is the inspiration for our upcoming song. Before the band started playing “Breathe,” Dorough said, “You will be missed, brother.”
During the performance of “No Place,” a video montage featuring Nick and Aaron from throughout their life was projected onto a screen. In the end, a single image of Aaron was chosen, with the words “Aaron Carter 1987-2022” displayed in bold type.
The boyband from the 2000s is touring across six different countries and has 24 gigs scheduled.
On Sunday, Nick posted about the tragic loss of his brother, saying, “My heart has been broken today.”
In a post that included several childhood images of the two brothers, he said, “Even though my brother and I have had a rocky relationship, my love for him has never ever waned.” As cynical as it sounds, I’ve always maintained faith that he’d come around to the idea of living a sober, healthy lifestyle and getting the care he needs.
It’s human nature to want to assign blame after a setback, Nick explained. “Addiction and mental illness, however, are the true antagonists here. There are no words to express how much my brother’s loss hurts me. I hope you get the rest and tranquility you’ve been seeking in this new life, Chizz. God, I pray that you’ll watch after my little brother.”
Angel Carter, Aaron’s twin sister, also took to social media to pay respect to the “I Want Candy” singer shortly after the news broke on Saturday.
“Dear Twin… Beyond words, I loved you. Indescribable loss awaits you, “She penned” “My witty, sweet Aaron, I promise to always treasure my memories of you.”
I know you’re at ease now,” Angel said. Until I die and am reunited with you in the afterlife, know that you will always be with me.
A report from TMZ states that the musician was discovered at his home in Lancaster, California, on Saturday morning. According to PEOPLE, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has a spokeswoman. A body was found at around 11 a.m., but the police haven’t released any information about who it is yet.
A representative for Carter, who declined to elaborate, pointed “The administration and family will issue a statement soon. We appreciate your patience and support as we work through this challenging period.”