Up-and-coming country singer Justin Carter has died after a gun accidentally fired while he was filming a music video. He was 35.
Carter's mother, Cindy McClellan, told Fox News her 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."
"He was a wonderful artist," McClellan said. "He was the voice, he was the total package and we're trying to keep his legend [alive]."
Carter leaves behind two young daughters, Dixie and Kaylee.
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.
"He was a wonderful person, very loving and he loved our God very much," McClellan shared. "He had a Bible in his room, in the den, he had one in his truck. He gave to charities."
According to McClellan, Carter was about to embark on a 10-state tour after recently closing deal with Triple Threat Management.
"He just loved music, he was very gifted and by God, his voice was spectacular," McClellan said, adding that Carter wanted to find musical success in order to "take care of his family."
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.
Carter had recently released "Love Affair," featuring Nu Breed.