Aaron Carter's Cause Of Death Revealed As Xanax & Huffing Air, Ex-Fiancée Unsatisfied With Results

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Singer Aaron Carter performs at Gramercy Theatre on March 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
"The results of the autopsy are not closure for me," the late singer's coparent tells TMZ.

Several months after he was tragically found dead in his bathtub in California, the autopsy results for Aaron Carter have been shared with the public. According to TMZ, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's findings show that the 34-year-old had taken Xanax pills and huffed compressed air shortly before drowning on November 5, 2022. The embattled recording artist took alprazolam (a generic brand of the popular drug), and breathed in concentrated amounts of difluoromethane.

It's been declared that Carter was "incapacitated while in the bathtub due to the effects" of both substances. Ultimately he's believed to have slipped under the water and drowned, and his death has been ruled accidental. The report also notes that "multiple cans of Surf Onn compressed air" were found in the bathroom where the father of one passed, as well as in a nearby bedroom. Upon searching his California home, authorities also uncovered several bottles of prescription drugs. Carter's clothes were found on the floor by the tub, including his beanie, sweatshirt and pants. One of the can's nozzle tips was eventually located in the front pocket of the sweater.

Aaron Carter's Autopsy Results

Singer Aaron Carter attends Dave & Buster's Hollywood & Highland Grand Opening on August 21, 2014, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Dave & Buster's)

Melanie Martin, the Florida native's former fiancée previously told TMZ she believed that drugs killed her co-parent. He didn't hide his substance abuse problems over the years, occasionally taking drugs while thousands of fans watched during live streams. Carter's ex also said he had a text exchange on his phone alleging that he owed someone $800. She's since submitted this to the authorities for further investigation. Upon hearing today's autopsy results, Martin admitted that she still doesn't feel satisfied.

"The results of the autopsy are not closure for me. It claims death is by drowning but also adds he was wearing a t-shirt and necklace in the bathtub which doesn't make sense, why would he be in a bathtub with clothes on? I am still in shock and still miss Aaron every day. I don’t understand the chain of events and this report only has us asking more questions," her statement reads. Check back later for any updates on the late Aaron Carter. RIP.


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.