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Hilary Duff's Instagram Post About Aaron Carter's Death Is Heartbreaking

"Boy did my teenage self love you deeply."

On Saturday, singer and iconic teen star Aaron Carter died, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

Closeup of Aaron Carter

Aaron was a staple for many millennials growing up, with hits like "I Want Candy" and "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)."

Closeup of Aaron Carter

But he was also known for his relationship with another teen icon, Hilary Duff. In 2001, Aaron guest appeared on Lizzie McGuire, and soon after, the two began dating.

Aaron Carter and Hilary Duff

It was a big thing for tweens and teens in the 2000s — considering both Hilary and Aaron's respectively massive fanbases at the time.

Closeup of Aaron Carter

But as Aaron got older, he began struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues.

Closeup of Aaron Carter

Well, after news of Aaron's passing, Hilary shared a heartfelt Instagram post about Aaron. "I'm deeply sorry that life was so hard for you, and that you had to struggle in front of the world," Hilary wrote.

Closeup of Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter

"You had a charm that was absolutely effervescent," she continued. "Boy did my teenage self love you deeply."

Closeup of Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter

"Sending love to your family at this time. Rest easy."

RIP, Aaron. <3

Closeup of Aaron Carter

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, you can call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and find more resources here.