There wasn’t a dry eye in sight because the Backstreet Boys paused their live performance at London’s O2 Area on Sunday to pay tribute to member Nick Carter‘s youthful brother Aaron Carter, who died in his California residence on Saturday.
A slideshow containing pictures of the youthful Carter brother was performed on the world’s video screens, set to the 2019 Backstreet Boys music, No Place. Aaron was 34 years previous.
Nick wiped away tears as he was hugged by the opposite band members on stage.
“That music could be very particular to us as a result of that music is about household,” Kevin Richardson defined to the cheering crowd. “Tonight, we’ve bought a little bit little bit of heavy hearts as a result of we misplaced considered one of our relations yesterday. We simply wished to discover a second in our present to acknowledge him.”
“Nick’s little brother, Aaron Carter, handed away yesterday,” Richardson continued. “He’s part of our household and we thanks guys for all of the love, all of your well-wishes, and all of your help.”
Nick, 42, didn’t discuss his late brother onstage.
He did, nonetheless, share a collection of pictures of him and Aaron on Instagram earlier than Sunday’s live performance.
“My coronary heart is damaged,” he wrote. “Though my brother and I’ve had a sophisticated relationship, my love for him has by no means ever pale.”
The Backstreet Boys member wrote that he at all times “held on to the hope” that his brother — who had spoken publicly about his struggles with drug habit and psychological sickness — would “discover the assistance that he so desperately wanted.”
“I’ll miss my brother greater than anybody will ever know,” he concluded. “Now you may lastly have the peace you could possibly by no means discover right here on earth.”
Aaron was discovered lifeless in a tub in his Southern California residence. The official explanation for loss of life has but to be launched.
Over the weekend, his twin sister, Angel Conrad, additionally shared an Instagram tribute to her brother.
“I do know you’re at peace now,” Conrad wrote. “I’ll carry you with me till the day I die and get to see you once more.”
Aaron’s on-again-off-again fiancée, Melanie Martin, has additionally shared her grief publicly since his loss of life. On TikTok, she posted a two-second clip of herself crying behind the wheel of her automotive, and an previous recording of Aaron dancing throughout a livestream.
The couple share an 11-month-old son, Prince.
Carter’s 2000 album, Aaron’s Celebration (Come Get It), bought three million copies and produced hit singles together with the title music and I Need Sweet. His movies acquired common airplay on Disney and Nickelodeon.
In 2009, Carter appeared on the ABC competitors present Dancing with the Stars, ending in fifth place with accomplice Karina Smirnoff.
Carter’s fifth and ultimate studio album, LOVE, was launched in 2018.
— With information from The Related Press
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