Texas country singer Justin Carter died on March 16 when a gun discharged while he was filming a music video. Details in various media have been cloudy, but it appears Carter died in a manner similar to that of Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts star Bruce Lee. Carter was only 35 years old. Fans believe he was about to make it in the industry he loved.
Fox News reported Carter’s mother’s account of how her son died:
“[H]er son was filming a music video in Houston, Texas, on Saturday when a gun in his pocket ‘went off and caught my son in the corner of his eye.’”
Fundraising efforts are underway to cover his funeral expenses. Details are posted on Carter’s Facebook page.
Music management firm Triple Threat is still committed to releasing Carter’s music—the musician had just agreed to a deal with that company.
Carter is survived by two young daughters.
Brandon Lee’s death when he was only 28 years old was somewhat similar—the son of the martial arts legend was filming a movie scene in Wilmington, NC, in a freak accident involving a gun.
Carter’s fans and supporters have left messages of sympathy at his social media pages.
[Featured photo from Justin Carter’s Facebook page]
(Kay B. Day/March 21, 2019)