Justin Carter

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Justin Carter has passed away at the age of 35.

The rising country singer died after a reported accidental shooting that occurred in Texas. The gun that killed Carter was being used as a prop for a music video shoot. Carter's death was confirmed by his management team on Thursday.

Mark Atherton of Triple Threat Management told ABC13 in Houston, "Justin had a potential to, you know, in our eyes, and a lot of people's eyes to be the next Garth Brooks."

His mother, Cindy McClellan, also told the outlet, "His music was his world."

On March 17, a message informing Carter's fans of his passing was posted on his social media pages.

"Please Keep Justin's Family In Your Prayers & Give Them Privacy In This Hard Time," the message began. "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."

The post continued, "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!"

Our thoughts are with Carter's family at this time.

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