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Autopsy report reveals Aaron Carter’s cause of death

The late singer Aaron Carter Died last year Accidental drowning at her Southern California home, according to autopsy results obtained Tuesday by CBS News.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office determined that the 34-year-old drowned in her bathtub after consuming difluoroethane, a flammable gas, and alprazolam, an anti-anxiety drug often sold under the brand name Xanax.

The autopsy noted that difluoroethane “is commonly used as a propellant in air spray cleaners for electronic devices and can cause euphoria when inhaled” – and can cause cardiac arrest – while alprazolam can cause “drowsiness and sedation”.

The combined effects of the two caused him to become “incapacitated” and drown in the bathtub, an autopsy found.

Aaron Carter stars in Larry Flynt's Laughter Club

Aaron Carter performs at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club on February 12, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Carter, the younger brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, died Nov. 5 at his home in Lancaster, just north of Los Angeles. A housekeeper discovered him, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department.

Carter has been open about her ongoing struggles with substance abuse and mental illness.

“Addiction and mental illness are the real villains here,” Nick Carter wrote A social media post paid tribute to his brother following his death.

The singer was known for several hits in the early 2000s, including “I Want Candy” and “That’s How I Beat Shak”. He toured with the Backstreet Boys and had several film and television credits.

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