Country singer Justin Carter dies after prop gun accidentally goes off on set

ABOVE: Country music star Justin Carter dead at 35.

Rising country singer Justin Carter has died at the age of 35.

Carter died on Saturday following an accidental shooting from a prop gun being used for a music video filmed in his Houston apartment.

The 35-year-old singer’s death was confirmed by his management team on Thursday.

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Carter’s mother Cindy McClellan told Fox News that during filming, a gun in Carter’s pocket “went off and caught my son in the corner of his eye.”

“He was a wonderful artist,” McClellan added. “He was the voice, he was the total package and we’re trying to keep his legend .”

His death was also confirmed on his official Facebook page on March 17.

“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,” the post read.

It continued: “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 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,” the post concluded, signed by Jamie Scott Ruckman (J Ruck).

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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.”

Atherton continued: “He was always just so full of energy, just so fun … He always had that personality kind of like the class clown, but when it was time to get down to business, he got down to it.”

Once news of the singer’s passing spread, many fans took to Twitter to share their condolences.

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