Police found cans of compressed air and pills in the same room as Aaron Carter when the 34-year-old performer was found dead in his bathtub over the weekend.
Investigators are still unsure of what caused the singer to drown and are still working to determine the cause; however, police reportedly told TMZ that several cans of compressed air and prescription drugs were recovered from Carter’s bathroom and bedroom.
TMZ reports that the bathtub’s jets were still running when Carter’s body was discovered by his housekeeper who had reportedly gone to check on him Saturday morning to see if he wanted coffee, only opening the door when she heard his dog in the room “going crazy.”
Carter may have been dead for some time before he was discovered, as police noted that the water in the tub had taken on a strange color and the smell of decomposition was already in the air.
Carter was last seen alive on Friday morning around 2 a.m. when police came by the house to do a welfare check. Carter reportedly told the police to go away, instructing his housekeeper to leave him alone, which she did until Saturday morning.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has said that they will not release the singer’s official cause of death until a full toxicology report has been completed.
Carter had struggled with both addiction and mental health issues for some time prior to his death. Three days before his suspected death, he was pulled over for a suspected DUI after reports that he was carelessly driving a recreational vehicle. However, he successfully passed a field sobriety test and was released.
On a podcast recorded just a few days prior to his death, he discussed how he was staying “California sober,” meaning that he abstained from all drugs except cannabis.
On the November 2 episode of “No Jumper,” Carter told host Adam John Grandmaison that he was five years sober and only taking legally prescribed drugs. He noted that he did not consider marijuana to be a drug because it was legal in California.
“I don’t smoke that much weed. I really believe in the Cali sober method. It helped me. So I actually just hit five years clean,” he said, adding, “I take my medicine legally. I take Xanax. I take everything legally.”
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