AceShowbiz - Aaron Carter sparked concern about his health days before his tragic passing. His manager has detailed the singer's physical decline during his final days, saying that he was taken aback by the embattled star's frail appearance just two days before he was found dead in his bathtub.
Taylor Helgeson last met Aaron at a music studio the week he passed because they had plans to work on a new album together. He tells Page Six of Aaron's condition at the time, "He looked thin. He was extremely tired."
Taylor, who had been managing the singer's career for eight months, adds, "He just looked like he needed to be doing anything but working. He looked like he needed to be taking care of him." He goes on noting, "He didn't seem okay."
The Big Umbrella Management executive says he was confused because Aaron's frail appearance didn't match his upbeat demeanor. "Now, when I say that, I think it's really important to kind of context that," he explains, "He didn't seem okay physically ... [but] mentally, he was the most excited I've seen him in months. He was very intelligent and he was very conscious of what people wanted to see from him."
Taylor rules out any suspicion that Aaron had been contemplating suicide whatsoever because he was so excited about his plans for the future. "He was a guy with a lot of plans," the manager says. "We had so much stuff going on and, you know, Aaron was a really prideful guy in his own right, too. That's not his style."
But Taylor did notice Aaron's struggles with addiction issues. "We were proposing [what] would have been ... three months in Utah just on detoxing and kind of formulating new physical habits within your body," he says of his solution to the star's problem.
However, they couldn't reach a disagreement as Taylor recalls, "[Aaron] was saying, 'I'm going to get my kid back and then I'm going to do this,' and I was saying, 'If you do this, I'm definitely going to get you your kid back,' and that was the disagreement."
Taylor also confirms previous reports that Aaron didn't have a will. Though the "I'm Gonna Miss U Forever" crooner had asked his manager to help him create a will, it was never signed. "I was like, 'You need a will,' so I reached out to my publicist at that time, and I had asked her to help with getting the paperwork," the manager shares. "And so we started getting that together and we got the paperwork out and it never got signed. It never got filled out."
Aaron shares 11-month-old son Prince with his fiancee Melanie Martin. He was 34 years old when he was found dead at his home in Lancaster, California on November 5 by a housekeeper. He was cremated on November 9 and his ashes are being held by his twin sister Angel.