Justin Carter, a rising star in the country music industry, is dead at age 35. According to reports, Carter passed away after being shot in a freak accident during a music video shoot. The death occurred at his apartment in Houston, according to ABC 13.
Reports state that Carter died after suffering a gunshot wound from a gun that was supposed to be a prop for the video.
“Justin had a potential, in our eyes and a lot of people’s eyes, to be the next Garth Brooks,” said Triple Threat Management spokesperson Mark Atherton in a statement.
Triple Threat Management had recently signed Carter to a deal.
Carter was working on his latest album at the time of his death. Despite being unable to finish the project, Triple Threat Management has announced that they will be releasing the rest of Carter’s music with all of the proceeds going to his family.
“Please Keep Justin’s Family In Your Prayers & Give Them Privacy In This Hard Time. Justin Is No Longer With Us, He Has Passed Away. He Will Be Missed By Us All, He Was Always Full Of Joy, Laughter, And Loved On So Many People In His Life. Justin Appreciated All His Fans And Their Support. Justin Loved All Of You. Thank You All For Your Support! We Will Have More Details Releasing Soon On How You Can Help Donate & Help His Family With Burial And Everything! Rest In Heaven My Brother!” a post on Facebook read.
More information on Carter’s passing can be seen below.
Justin Carter Cause of Death: Accidental Shooting
Carter passed away while recording his solo album. The country music singer, who was widely regarded as a budding star in the industry, was 35 years old at the time of his death. Carter suffered a gunshot wound that ultimately took his life. The weapon used in the accidental shooting was intended to be a prop in a music video shoot.
“His music was his world,” said Carter’s mother, Cindy McClellan. “He was always there for everybody.”