Aaron Carter's pal is detailing what it was actually like inside the singer's home in the hours after his death.
Gary Madatyan and Melanie Martin, Aaron's on-and-off fiance, were allowed inside the California home after police cleared it. On the surface, everything appeared normal, Gary said, but then he went into the bathroom.
"After they removed the body from the house, they allowed just a few people to get into the house. We just wanted to go in there and see if any blood or any alcohol or anything was in the house," Madatyan told "Entertainment Tonight." "I went to his bedroom. The bedroom was normal. I went to the bathroom where the bathtub was full of water, like, yellowish color."
Gary also said he saw aerosol cans in the house, which furthers the belief that the "I Want Candy" singer was huffing compressed air.
"I personally think he was on medication and had fallen asleep in a bathtub … I think it's a tragic accident, because he loved life. He had so many plans," Gary said. "Even though he had mental issues, addiction, he loved life."
The longtime friend insists that he never personally saw Aaron huffing but suspected the crooner was abusing compressed air following a September Instagram Live video in which Aaron seemed to spraying and inhaling something. At the time, Aaron claimed he'd been sober for five years and was "trolling" his followers with an air freshener.
"He looked terrible. He lost so much weight. He was not acting normal. His mind was not there," Gary told ET of Aaron's final days. "I heard he's taking a lot of medication, not specifically illegal drugs, but he was on a lot of medication."
On Nov. 8, TMZ reported that Aaron had been in and out of rehab therapy sessions up until his death. In fact, Aaron missed a session on Friday, Nov. 4, and it's possible he was dead by then. His body was discovered on Nov. 5 by his housekeeper. The webloid added that the singer had stopped the program briefly, but was reinstated last week.
While the singer reportedly had addition issues, it seems that he was trying to get his life on track, as he had just wrapped a pilot for a sitcom called "Group" last month, a show that revolves around group therapy. In it, Aaron played a fictionalized version of himself.
The singer's manager, Taylor Helgeson, also told TMZ that Aaron was working on new music and wanted to mend fences with his family, who he had a complicated relationship with. Aaron, the webloid shared, "planned to use the music to tell them just how much he loves them, especially Nick."