A wrongful death lawsuit has been officially filed on behalf of Princeton Lyric Carter, the two-year-old son of the late Aaron Carter, nearly a year after the singer was tragically discovered lifeless in his California residence’s bathtub.
As per the legal documents obtained by The Blast, the family alleges that the medical community and pharmacies share blame for Carter’s untimely demise, having inappropriately prescribed and dispensed medications that had a detrimental impact on his mental state and judgment.
In a specific reference, Walgreens is named among the defendants, arguing that the combination of prescribed drugs, their dosages, and Carter’s psychiatric history should have raised red flags for the pharmacy. The lawsuit singles out Aaron’s physicians, accusing them of prescribing Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and Alprazolam without valid medical reasons, all while being aware of Carter’s documented “mental health and psychiatric conditions.”
Carter’s housekeeper found him unconscious in the bathtub of his Lancaster, California home in November 2022. A representative announced his loss and expressed the family’s deep sorrow and shock. The 34-year-old’s official cause of death was drowning as a result of swallowing alprazolam (Xanax) and compressed difluoroethane (also known as huffing). According to an autopsy, these drugs caused him to become “incapacitated” in the bathtub, which tragically resulted in his drowning.
Jane Carter, Carter’s mother, expressed doubt at the time about the official cause of death and suspected foul play rather than a drug overdose. Martin, Carter’s partner, had his own reservations about the report, saying it lacked coherence and seemed to contradict itself. Aaron was discovered in the bathtub wearing clothes, which further aroused doubts about the theory that he drowned, she noted.
Martin and Carter’s mother both stressed that the LA County Coroner’s Office had told them that Aaron had no water in his lungs, which put the drowning argument into question.
Aaron Carter’s older brother Nick Carter, a member of the Backstreet Boys, offered a statement on the tragedy in which he emphasized the importance of addiction and mental illness.
On the night of Carter’s death, Martin and Carter’s mother requested an investigation into a possible drug-related incident because they thought it might have caused an overdose. Martin found texts Aaron had sent that contained a demand for $800 for an unknown chemical. Carter replied that he no longer needed the chemical, which sparked a disagreement about the money owed. The conversation sparked worries about potential dangers. Martin provided the Los Angeles Police Department with this text message exchange as proof.
Aaron struggled with inner demons, frequently reverting to a partying lifestyle despite his attempts to stay sober, as Martin previously revealed in an interview with Page Six.
In a recent sad post on social media, Carter’s twin sister Angel presented Aaron’s headstone and urged followers to share their memories and honor his life. Fans quickly sent the late musician their sincere sympathies while recognizing his continuing influence.