The Backstreet Boys were playing  a show in London one day after the death of Nick Carter’s 34-year-old brother Aaron, and they paused for a tribute to him. Nick Carter was understandably emotional as Kevin Richardson spoke. The band played “No Place” as photos of Nick and Aaron played onscreen. A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell and Howie Dorough hugged him.  “Tonight we’ve got heavy hearts because we lost one of our family members yesterday, and we just wanted to find a moment in our show to recognize him,”  “Nick’s little brother, Aaron Carter passed away yesterday.

TMZ reports that cans of compressed air were found in his bedroom and bathroom along with prescription pills. Law enforcement sources tell the site that police performed a welfare check at the house around 2 a.m. Friday morning. Carter’s live-in housekeeper opened the door for the cops, but Aaron asked them to leave. After not seeing Carter all day on Friday, the housekeeper approached his room Saturday to see if he wanted any coffee. She heard his dog inside the room and opened the door. That’s when she found his body in the bathtub. There was no suicide note, nor were there any signs of foul play, but the L.A. County Coroner’s website states his cause of death is “deferred pending additional investigation.”

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