Singer Aaron Carter found dead at Lancaster home
LANCASTER — Aaron Carter, whose “Smooth,” a hit single for his band the Stareaters, was a top-10 hit, has been found dead, police said Friday. Police will release more details about the investigation as it continues.
The popular singer, who was well-known in the Ohio music scene for his live concerts at the PNC Bank Arts Center, was found Friday at his home on North Frontage Road, according to the Lancaster County coroner’s office.
Carter was reported to be found by his girlfriend, a Lancaster physician, who noticed he was not breathing on arrival at the home in the 9200 block of West 10th Street. She called 911.
Carter had suffered a collapsed lung, a collapsed bowel and a collapsed brain. He died while being taken to University of Pennsylvania Health System Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, and was later pronounced dead at 11 p.m.
His death is under investigation.
The singer had been on tour with his band and recently won a contest with “Smooth” at PNC Bank Arts Center in Greenville, where he played in front of 3,000 people and performed for four hours in December.
The band played at the K-Rock in Columbus in July, also for four hours.
Carter was found dead around 4:30 a.m. Friday (Thursday in Lancaster) in his home on Frontage Road in the 9200 block of West 10th Street, according to police. The coroner’s office told The Enquirer that it is too early to tell if the cause of death was natural, drug overdose or a combination of both.
Carter, who was married, has a son, 5-year-old Dylan, from a previous marriage.
Carter, who had a heart murmur, underwent multiple surgeries and was on medication.
The artist was well known in the Ohio music scene. He had played at PNC Bank Arts Center in Greenville, and held his annual concert in the K-Rock in Columbus as part of the U.S. Bands of America. He won a top spot in “Smooth” by The Stareaters at PNC Bank Arts Center in April before the show.
His debut single with the band, “