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Nick Carter Opens Up About Coping With Brother Aaron's Tragic Death: 'It's Been A Lot For Us'

Nick Carter Says His Family Is ‘Still Processing’ Brother Aaron’s Death 1 Year Later

Nick Carter and his family are still grieving the tragic loss of Aaron Carter.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Backstreet Boys member opened up about how his loved ones are doing as the first anniversary of his death approaches in a few months. And understandably, they’re “still processing” what happened to him to this very day. Nick shared with the outlet:

“It’s definitely been tough for me and my family. It is still something that we are still processing, to this day. I don’t think we will ever really get over it. It’s been a lot for us, and we are finding ways to try and take a really tragic situation in our family and do something with it.”

Related: Angel Carter Talks Heartbreak Over Aaron’s Death & Estrangement From Their Mom

According to the 43-year-old performer, that “something” was him and his sister Angel working with the non-profit organization On Our Sleeves, which aims to help children struggling with their mental health. Wow. You can watch his entire interview with ET (below):

As you know, the 34-year-old singer was found dead in the bathtub at his home in Lancaster, California, in November 2022. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner later revealed his cause of death was accidental after he drowned in a bathtub “due to the effects” of alprazolam, a generic form of Xanax, and difluoroethane, a flammable gas that is often found in cans of compressed air. Heartbreaking…

At the time of his death, Nick was touring with the Backstreet Boys in Europe. He and fellow band members Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, and Howie Dorough dedicated their show at the O2 Arena in London to Aaron. Before performing the song No Place and showing a video montage of the I Want Candy artist, Kevin told the audience:

“[The song ‘No Place’] is very special to us because that song is about family. Everybody in here, we all grew up together. We’ve been through highs and lows, ups and downs.”

He continued:

“Tonight we’ve got heavy hearts because we lost one of our family members yesterday, and we just wanted to find a moment in our show to recognize him. Nick’s little brother, Aaron Carter, passed away yesterday at [34] years old. He’s a part of our family. We thank you guys for all the love and the well wishes and all your support.”

So, so sad. We continue to keep the Carter family in our thoughts as they mourn the loss of Aaron.

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[Image via MEGA/WENN, Entertainment Tonight/YouTube]

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Aug 26, 2023 07:58am PDT