Cause and Manner of Death Determined for Aaron Charles Carter

Cause and Manner of Death Determined for Aaron Charles Carter

Cause and Manner of Death Determined for Aaron Charles Carter 150 150 Medical Examiner

April 18, 2023 - The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined the cause of death for 34-year-old singer Aaron Charles Carter as drowning due to the effects of difluoroethane (aerosol propellant found in spray cans) and alprazolam (commonly referred to as Xanax).  

On the morning of November 5, 2022, Mr. Carter was found submerged in the bathtub at his residence, located in Lancaster, by his reported housekeeper who called 911 and was instructed to begin CPR.  

Paramedics were called to the location and Mr. Carter was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:14 a.m. 

After the scene investigation, Mr. Carter’s body was transported to the department's Forensic Science Center for examination. 

On November 6, 2022, the deputy medical examiner completed a full autopsy on Mr. Carter. Following the completion and receipt of relevant test results, the cause of death was certified on April 14. The manner of death was certified as accident. 

The medical examiner-coroner case number for Mr. Carter is 2022-11542. To request the medical examiner’s report, email  




About LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner 

The Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner investigates and determines the circumstances, manner and cause of all violent, sudden or unusual deaths occurring within Los Angeles County, including the City of Los Angeles, 87 other municipalities, and its unincorporated areas. 

The department is a neutral and independent office and is separate from any law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County. The department’s mission is to provide independent, quality, death investigation using advanced forensic science with compassion and objectivity for families, communities, and public health & safety, as well as to work collaboratively to reduce preventable deaths. 

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