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Aaron Carter's Posthumous Song 'Grateful' Released By Close Friends

Aaron Carter's final song 'Grateful' reflects his positive outlook on life.

Just months before his death in 2022, Aaron Carter was at his home studio in California singing about appreciating the important things in life. The buoyant song 'Grateful,' co-written by his close friend, carried lyrics that resonated with Carter's positive outlook on life.

Tragically, Carter passed away drowning in his bathtub after a mix of drugs left him incapacitated. However, his words continue to inspire as his friends and collaborators release 'Grateful' to honor his memory.

The song features additional vocals recorded posthumously, serving as a tribute to the star who battled substance abuse and mental health issues in his later years.

Carter's friend recalls their decade-long friendship, marked by shared laughter and memorable moments. Despite his childlike demeanor, Carter struggled with emotional growth and surrounded himself with enablers who shielded him from necessary criticism.

His downward spiral, documented on social media, was a painful sight for those who knew him well. Despite his struggles, Carter's talent shone brightest on stage, captivating audiences with his charisma and energy.

His son, Prince, brought him immense joy in his final days, as he strived to be a better person for his child. Carter's friends find solace in his music, believing that he would have wanted his art to be shared with the world.

Remembering Carter through his music, they reflect on his unique talent and the impact he had on those around him. His legacy lives on through his songs, a testament to the complex and troubled life of a young talent gone too soon.

If you or someone you know needs mental health help, text 'STRENGTH' to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected to a certified crisis counselor. For substance abuse support, contact the SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.

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