‘DWTS‘ Judge Carrie Ann Inaba has had many connections with many of the celebrity talents that have come to the ballroom throughout the 31 seasons of Dancing with the Stars and that is no different when it comes to Aaron Carter, who was a part of the show during Season 9 of the reality dance show competition.
The Blast and other reporters had the chance to speak to her backstage at DWTS’ after 90’s Night on November 7th where she paid her respects to the recently deceased Carter and also told us what kind of guy he was to the cast and crew when he was a part of the show.
Aaron Carter Passes Away At The Age Of 34
News of Carter’s death broke on the afternoon of November 5th when the singer/rapper was found dead in his California home earlier that morning. Cops were called over a report of a drowning as his housekeeper found him in the bathtub. Law enforcement told TMZ that prescription pills and compressed air were found nearby but the L.A. County Coroner’s Office is still waiting on toxicology results.
In better times, Carter was a 90’s teen heartthrob who acted and sang and even tried his hand and performed as one of the celebrity contestants of Season 9 of Dancing with the Stars where he and his partner Katrina Smirnoff ended up taking 5th place in that season. During that time, he made an impact on the cast and crew, and Judge Carrie Ann Inaba who only had great things to say about Carter told us the man he was when she knew him.
Carrie Ann Inaba Calls Aaron Carter ”One Of The Brightest Lights”
Though Aaron Carter didn’t win his season of Dancing with the Stars, he still made an impact on Carrie Ann Inaba and the rest of the cast and crew during Season 9 of the show as she told The Blast and other reporters about her thoughts on the beloved singer and rapper backstage November 7th saying, “I think of Aaron Carter a lot actually. I always wonder how he’s doing. He’s been very open about his own personal struggles through life. And what I found was when he was on Dancing with the Stars, he was one of the brightest lights. He was one of the people who always came up behind the scenes, whether there were rules in place or not like you’re not supposed to talk to the judges. He didn’t let that stop him. He was always effusive and always trying to connect with people. And so I will always remember Aaron as this beautiful heart and light, and I just wish for his eternal peace. And my heart and my prayers and all my thoughts go out to his family because it’s a tremendous loss for all of us.”
Many have shared those same words for Carter as this tragedy has gone far and wide and hit so many people both in the entertainment industry and his fans who loved him.
Rest in peace.