Aaron Carter faced ‘nonstop,’ ‘relentless’ cyberbullying before death, manager says
Aaron Carter’s family said he died due to a rare form of cancer. He was killed by a group of bullies after they taunted him with death threats online for the final time.
Aaron Carter, who played for the United States men’s national soccer team from 2008 to 2011, died last weekend at the age of 29 after losing his battle to cancer, according to his wife, Kristy Carter.
The couple’s daughter Morgan took to Twitter to mourn her father’s death, revealing that he underwent chemotherapy and received radiation treatments in recent years.
In the two years since his passing, the former professional soccer player faced a “nonstop barrage” of cruel social media attacks, the family said, adding the last of them occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26. The cyberbullying began with a video of Carter, who was born in Washington, speaking about his desire to go to North Carolina to play college soccer at the University of North Carolina. The video, uploaded last Dec. 19, racked up over 1,500 likes after first being shared by a Twitter user who called Carter a “lil’ dude” from Tennessee.
A second video, uploaded in May of this year, showed more harsh comments about his appearance and his team’s performance.
Carter, who had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, was not an active Twitter user after he stopped playing soccer in 2014. Last Wednesday, his last tweet was directed to the team of the Atlanta Falcons.
Carter’s father, Mark Carter, told The Post on Sunday that the family learned of his illness on Thursday morning, after he sought medical help for chest pains and high blood pressure. Mark Carter described his son in a phone interview as a “passionate, focused, humble, committed young man” who enjoyed his time with his teammates,