Cans of compressed air were discovered inside Aaron Carter’s home following his sudden death over the weekend, according to a report.
The cans were found in the singer’s bedroom and bathroom, and prescription pills were also present at the California home, TMZ reported, citing law enforcement sources.
Officials haven’t publicly confirmed the presence of either substance or said whether either was a factor in Carter’s death. Huffing compressed air can cause a brief high with dangerous side effects including paralysis, according to the American Addiction Centers.
Carter was reportedly found dead Saturday in his bathtub at age 34.
The artist, who was open about his battle with substance abuse, rose to fame as a child star with hits such as “I Want Candy” and “Aaron’s Party.”
Family members paid tribute after his death, including older brother and Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, who said his love “never ever faded” despite a strained relationship.
“I have always held on to the hope that he would somehow, someday want to walk a healthy path and eventually find the help that he so desperately needed,” Nick Carter, 42, wrote Sunday on Instagram.
“Sometimes we want to blame someone or something for a loss, but the truth is that addiction and mental illness is the real villain here.”
Officials don’t suspect foul play in Carter’s death, according to TMZ, which reports the singer didn’t leave a suicide note. It could be months before the Los Angeles County Coroner releases an official cause of death.