Singer Aaron Carter found dead at Lancaster home
LANCASTER – A popular singer found dead in his home in the early hours of Monday has been identified as Aaron Carter, the owner of a popular band in Philadelphia, according to the district attorney’s office.
Carter told The Morning Call in 2014 that he had cancer. He was found dead in his apartment at 12:30 a.m., not far from his home in the 500 block of South 3rd Street.
Carter was with a friend, Eric Allen, who had an apartment in the same building, Assistant District Attorney Melissa Sartain said Monday.
“I think the medical examiner is going to be really pleased with the amount of drugs, including oxycodone, that appear to be related to the (dead) body that was discovered,” Sartain said.
Authorities said they were called to the 600 block of South 3rd Street and found the singer dead, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“We’re not making any statement about motive or cause regarding the death” of Carter, Sartain said.
The family, led by his mother, a public relations executive, declined to comment on the news of the news until the medical examiner’s office makes the determination about Carter’s cause of death, she said.
Carter, 29, of the 9th and 11th Avenue section, was an advocate for the arts and had put up posters for several of his shows throughout the city.
He received major local exposure on the radio show “The Art of Rap” in 2012, according to its website, where he presented a hip-hop arts show and hosted an art show held at the University of the Arts.
Carter appeared in a YouTube video in 2011 promoting his band, “The East-Side Choppers.”
On Facebook, Carter had written, “I will always love and remember the people in my life, and am