The Backstreet Boys performed in London on November 6, 2022, to honor Nick Carter’s late brother, Aaron Carter. The performance took place the day after Aaron died.
The 42-year-old artist was obviously moved to tears on stage as the boy band played “No Place.” Nick couldn’t help but weep as photographs of him and his younger brother flashed across the screen.
Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean, and Howie Dorough, his bandmates, sought to console him by hugging him. Kevin Richardson used it as an opportunity to address the crowd, describing how the band had “heavy hearts” that night.
The guitarist said that the band had lost a family member the day before their performance. He said that they intended to identify the guy throughout their performance before revealing that it was Nick’s younger brother.
Richardson, who was 51 at the time, assured the crowd that Aaron was a member of their family. As photographs and videos from the event surfaced, many fans flocked to social media to express their thoughts and sympathies.
Backstreet Boys remember Aaron Carter during London performance
TOUCHING TRIBUTE ❤ Nick Carter and The Backstreet Boys honored Aaron Carter at their concert in London tonight. The younger Carter got his start opening for the group in the late 90s. https://bit.ly/3TbtOrSPosted by WFLA News Channel 8 on Sunday, 6 November 2022
One social media user was so affected by Aaron’s older brother grieving for him on stage that they expressed their belief that the brothers truly loved each other. Nick’s emotional breakdown on stage demonstrated how close he was to his younger brother.
When it was reported that Aaron had died at the age of 34, Nick resorted to social media to publicly grieve him. In an Instagram post, the Backstreet Boys member claimed that despite their “difficult relationship,” his love for his sibling has never gone.
Aaron, like his elder brother, was a singer, producer, and rapper who began his musical career as a kid. He’d already published numerous successful albums by the time he was a teenager, and he was discovered dead on November 5, 2022, in his Southern California home.
Officials for the Carter family acknowledged the loss of the younger singer, and his fiancée, Melanie Martin, requested privacy at this difficult time. Some fans may remember Aaron performing as an opener for his elder brother’s band.
According to a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a call for assistance was received and responded to on November 5, 2022.
The location mentioned looked to match Aaron’s residence in Lancaster, California, where deputies were called to a medical emergency. At approximately 11 a.m., the call came in from a desert community some 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.
When the cops came, they discovered a dead corpse. Deputy Alejandra Parra of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department claimed at the time that she couldn’t verify if the deceased individual was Aaron.
Parra did, however, confirm that the man’s body was discovered by a home caretaker. Attempts to revive the individual thought to be Nick’s brother were futile, leaving many individuals heartbroken and ripped apart by the loss.