Aaron Carter was “excited” about the future before his tragic death.
The “I Want Candy” hitmaker was found dead in his bathtub on Nov. 5, aged 34, and his manager, Taylor Helgeson, was with the singer two days before he died.
He said his client looked physically exhausted, but was in high spirits and eager to get started with a new album and his many “plans.”
Taylor said: “He looked thin. He was extremely tired.
“It just seemed like he needed to do anything but work. It seemed like she needed to take care of him.
He continued: “It didn’t look right.
“Now when I say that, I think it’s really important to put it in context. He didn’t seem physically well… [but] mentally, he was the most excited I’ve seen in months. He was very intelligent and was very aware of what people wanted to see from him.”
Taylor was asked if she suspected Aaron of taking his own life, to which she told the New York Post’s Page Six column, “He was a guy with a lot of plans.
“We had so much going on and, you know, Aaron was a really proud guy too. It’s not his style.
An official cause of death has yet to be determined, but police reportedly found several cans of compressed air and bottles of prescription pills at the scene.
Aaron was cremated and his death certificate revealed his ashes will be held by his twin sister, Angel Carter.
The release of the document comes shortly after Angel and his brother, Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, launched a new mental health initiative for children in memory of their late brother, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. and that he has publicly battled with his mental illness. Health.
Nick, 42, and Angel, 34, who were somewhat estranged from Aaron, are raising money for the On Our Sleeves organization, which aims to end stigma around children’s mental health.
On his Instagram story, Nick announced, “I’m so grateful for the outpouring of love and support for my brother. In his memory, a donation fund has been started to benefit @onoursleevesofficial, a leading health organization mental health that helps families across America.
“Thank you for choosing to celebrate the impact of Aaron Carter’s life with a gift of hope. By honoring Aaron, you help Nick, Angel, and their family’s commitment to helping others. (sic)”
Nick paid a moving tribute to Aaron – who he affectionately nicknamed Chizz – the day after his death.
He wrote on Instagram alongside a series of throwback and childhood images of him and his brother: “My heart was broken today. Even though my brother and I had a complicated relationship, my love for him never faded.
“I’ve always held onto the hope that somehow, someday, he’ll want to walk down a healthy path and eventually find the help he so desperately needs.
“Sometimes we want to blame someone or something for a loss.
“But the truth is, addiction and mental illness are the real villains here.
“I will miss my brother more than anyone will ever know. I love you Cizz.
“Now is your chance to finally have some peace that you could never find here on earth.
“God, please take care of my little brother.”