The American singer, rapper and actor first came to fame in the late 1990s, opening for US boy band Backstreet Boys on a number of tours and concerts, as well as enjoying a successful solo career.
A representative of Carter’s team confirmed news of his death to the PA news agency on Saturday, adding that the cause is yet to be determined.
“We are extremely saddened and shocked to confirm the passing of Aaron Carter today,” they said in a statement.
“At the moment his cause of death is being investigated. We ask that you give the family time and they will have more information when available.
“We cannot express the outpouring of love coming in.”
Los Angeles County Police Department also confirmed to PA that officers attended Carter’s residence at 4200 LA Vista Drive in Lancaster, California, on Saturday, and found someone dead.
After getting his start opening for the Backstreet Boys on a 1997 tour, Carter later that year he released his self-titled debut album.
His second studio album, Aaron’s Party (Come And Get It), was released in 2000 and went triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
It featured the singles I Want Candy, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) and That’s How I Beat Shaq and he supported the album for several concerts by the Backstreet Boys and for Britney Spears on the Oops!… I Did It Again tour.
He went on to release three more studio albums, 2001’s Oh Aaron, 2002’s Another Earthquake! and 2018’s Love.
Carter also tried his hand at acting, guest starring on shows including Lizzie McGuire and making his Broadway debut in 2001 as JoJo the Who in Seussical The Musical.