Backstreet Boys and tearful Nick Carter honor ‘little brother’ Aaron Carter in London’s Abbey Road
In 2013, the late “Little Brother” Aaron Carter wrote a letter to his sister in a bid to stay on the road with the band.
(CNN) — The late “Little Brother” Aaron Carter wrote a letter to his sister in a bid to stay on the road with the band.
The letter, dated November 14, 2013, was shared to Twitter by a fan named Dixie Rydas.
“Dear Sis, I had heard [we played in] London a year ago, and it was my brother’s first time in the UK,” he wrote. “It was such a great show, and I hope I will see you again soon. Love, Little Brother.”
The letter is dated November 14, 2013. As with similar letters from other family members who played with the band, the letter was written “in ink and blue paper,” according to Carter’s sister DeRay, who posted an image of the letter on Twitter.
Carter’s sister, former vocalist DeRay Rydas, told CNN affiliate WTXF in Cincinnati on Friday that the letter was “quite heartfelt.”
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“My brother was so much more than a brother to me,” she said. “He was, first and foremost, a young man with a bright future full of possibilities.”
Carter was shot multiple times on April 15, 2012, after he allegedly drove a car into the crowd in a street fight. He died hours later at a Cincinnati hospital, just three months after his band’s final show.
According to a tribute written about him after his death, he had a “tremendous family” and a “wonderful spirit.”
It was a day I shared. I shared it with his family and friends as their life changed forever