The Los Angeles County Medical examiner-coroner’s office has disclosed Aaron Carter’s cause of death. According to the autopsy report obtained by Deadline (read it here), the singer perished in his bathtub after inhaling difluoroethane, a flammable gas commonly used as a propellant in compressed air cans and imbibing alprazolam, the generic version of Xanax. Officially, the manner of death was ruled accidental.
According to the National Institutes of Health, Difluoroethane (DFE) is a readily available, economical, and recreationally inhalable volatile substance. In the Tweet below by @nojumper, the cause of death can be clearly seen.
Aaron Carter’s autopsy report revealed he took xanax and compressed difluoroethane before he drowned in his bathtub last November. 👀 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/uWuphfvDU3
— No Jumper (@nojumper) April 18, 2023
Carter was discovered to have no “life-threatening traumatic injuries” at the time of his demise, according to the autopsy report. He was declared deceased at the site. On November 5, 2022, Carter’s body was discovered in his bathtub in his Lancaster, California residence. He was 34.
Carter’s Musical Evolution
Carter was only nine years old when he released his self-titled debut album in 1997, which included the track “Crush on You.” In the late 1990s, he toured with his elder brother, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, as a singer.
“Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” Carter’s second album, sold over 3 million copies, making it his most successful album to date. It contained a rendition of “I Want Candy.” He released his fifth studio album, “LV,” in 2018. Carter also appeared in the musical “Seussical” on Broadway and the television show “Dancing With the Stars.”
His first child, a son named Prince, was born to him and his fiancee Melanie Martin in November 2021. Carter, who has struggled with substance abuse issues, told The U.S. Sun in September 2022 that he had entered a month-long outpatient rehabilitation program after losing custody of his son.