The Pop Report

Country Singer Justin Carter Passes Away After Gun Accident On Set

Justin Carter

Rising country singer Justin Carter has passed away after a tragic accident on the set of his latest music video.

According to reports the 35-year-old fatally shot himself with a gun which was being used as a prop on the set of the video.

His mother Cindy McClellan told Fox News that Carter was in Houston filming his newest music video on Saturday, March 16, when a gun that was in his pocket “went off and caught my son in the corner of his eye.”

A heartfelt message about his passing was also posted to Carter’s Instagram page, reading in part, “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. He will be missed by us all.”

McClellan said the family has set up a GoFundMe in order to cover funeral costs as well as to bring Carter’s body back from Houston to San Antonio for burial. She said Carter was in the U.S. Army but she is unsure at this time if he meets the qualifications for a military burial.

A post on his Facebook page informed fans of the tragic news.

“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. 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 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!” the post read.