Aaron Carter’s cause of death has now been discovered five months after his death.

The disturbed child star perished after taking alprazolam, a generic form of Xanax, and breathing difluoroethane, a chemical found in compressed air cans, according to an autopsy report acquired by Variety. His death was ruled to be an accident.

“Mr. Aaron Carter became incapacitated while in the bathtub due to the effects of inhaling compressed gas and taking alprazolam,” the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner’s report states, per Us Weekly. “This resulted in him becoming submerged under water, unable to breath [sic], and ultimately led to his death.”

Aaron Carter died on November 5, 2022, after being discovered dead in a bathtub at his home in Lancaster, California. He was 34.

n 1997, he rose to notoriety as an opening act for his brother Nick Carter’s band, The Backstreet Boys, eventually going on to record the Y2K hits “Aaron’s Party” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq.”

Aaron Carter battled substance misuse and mental health concerns in the years since.

In September 2019, he acknowledged to abusing inhalants, sometimes known as “huffing,” during an interview on the syndicated daytime show “The Doctors.”

Aaron Carter

“It’s something that I’ve kept secret from the whole world until now,” Aaron Carter said at the time.

The musician is survived by his 17-month-old son Prince, whom he shares with ex-fiancée Melanie Martin.

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