Aaron Carter’s Twin Sister Angel Opens Up About His Dependancy: ‘My Brother Deserves to Be Right here’ (Unique)

Angel Carter is opening up about her household’s “painful” previous — and the surprising dying of her twin brother Aaron Carter.

On this week’s challenge of PEOPLE, the 35-year-old recalled how her mother and father abused alcohol and created a poisonous household dynamic that finally worsened when her brothers Nick and Aaron had been launched into stardom as youngsters.

“Fame and cash took over our household,” says Angel, noting that the stress took a toll on Aaron till he fell into dependancy.

Aaron’s spiral — already evident in a handful of arrests for driving underneath the affect and drug possession — was exacerbated by the 2012 overdose dying of his 25-year-old sister, Leslie, who struggled with a variety of psychological well being points, and his dad Robert Carter’s sudden dying from an obvious coronary heart assault in 2017 at age 65. 

“I all the time felt like that was the start of the tip,” says Angel. “Aaron was already in a nasty place, however it was like a domino impact.”

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Angel Carter shot at home in North Hollywood, CA on 7/21/2023.
Angel Carter.

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Following the dying of his father, Aaron checked himself into rehab the place physicians identified him with schizophrenia and a number of character dysfunction. 

Throughout her brother’s last, chaotic years, Angel watched helplessly as he live-streamed more and more disturbing movies of himself, surrounded by weapons and inhaling compressed gasoline from canisters of air whereas telling his followers how his household and others had been plotting to kill him. 

“I simply stored ready for him to snap out of it,” says Angel, combating again tears. “However he by no means did.”

“He needed so badly to be completely satisfied,” she continues. “He actually fought to the tip, however he simply had too many issues to be fastened. He’d turn into this one that we now not acknowledged. I don’t even suppose he acknowledged himself.”

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Angel Carter (L) and singer Aaron Carter attend Los Angeles opening night of "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Pantages Theatre on June 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
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Aaron died on Nov. 5, 2022 on the age of 34. 

In March, their mom Jane Schneck bizarrely launched images of Aaron’s dying scene, insisting that her son had been receiving dying threats and accusing authorities of dismissing her suspicions a month earlier than officers dominated his dying a results of drowning as a result of ingesting medicine and inhaling gasoline.

“It was a real invasion of privateness and one thing that Aaron would’ve by no means needed the general public to see,” says Angel, who hasn’t spoken to her mom since. “Aaron dying was the worst attainable final result for all of us. My brother deserves to be right here.”

Angel Carter shot at home in North Hollywood, CA on 7/21/2023.
Angel Carter.

Yuri Hasegawa

Angel, her husband, and some shut buddies had been lastly in a position to lay Aaron to relaxation, holding a memorial service on July 28, burying his ashes in a Los Angeles cemetery. Now, Angel is set to have one thing good come from the tragic dying of her brother, who, alongside together with his 4 siblings struggled to beat the trauma they endured rising up. 

“Our childhood was crammed with emotional abuse, dysfunction and dependancy,” she says. 

In an effort to interrupt what she calls the “generational” cycle, Angel’s teamed up with the kids’s psychological well being group On Our Sleeves. In accordance with the CDC, one in 5 youngsters has an impairing psychological dysfunction—however lower than half get the remedy they want. 

Angel says her work with the group will assist break “the stigma surrounding psychological well being and never with the ability to discuss to youngsters about how they’re feeling.”

“It’s a lot simpler to lift a powerful baby than to repair a damaged grownup,” she provides. “One thing optimistic has to come back from all this. I refuse to permit Aaron to have died in useless.”

“I need Aaron’s legacy to be greater than these last years of his life,” Angel says.

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