Dream Street Singer Chris Trousdale Dies At 34 – Former Dream Street singer Chris Trousdale, has died Tuesday from complications of coronavirus. He was 34.
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Chris Trousdale, who was one of the five members of the early 2000s boy band Dream Street, died Tuesday night at a hospital in Burbank, California, due to complications from COVID-19.
The ex-boy band pop star was 34 years old and just over a month away from his July birthday.
“He was a light to so many and will be missed dearly by his family, friends and fans all over the world,” a statement post on Chris Trousdale’s official Twitter account said. “Although it felt like he belonged to us all, the family is requesting that privacy be respected during this difficult time.”
“It pains me to say that an old friend, Chris Trousdale, from my early days in the music industry has passed away due to complications from COVID-19,” Jesse McCartney, who was in Dream Street with Trousdale, wrote on Instagram. “Chris had an explosively charming personality with boundless amounts of talent. Together we made up two of the five members of a boyband called DreamStreet. We were young kids with budding talent who shared an overwhelming love for music and performing.”
Added Jesse McCartney, “We were a part of something people never get to experience in an entire lifetime at the tender ages of 12 and 14. Although we were a band for only three years, at that age, it felt like a lifetime and we built a real brotherhood. In later years, we would grow apart as our lives would take different turns, but I would often reflect on our early days together and think about how exciting it all was. My deepest sympathies go out to his mother whom I know cherished him dearly. RIP Chris. I’ll never forget your smile.”
Chris Trousdale Died From COVID-19 | Chris Trousdale’s Last Instagram Post:
Chris Trousdale began his career on the stage at 8, doing a tour of “Les Miserables” with Ashley Tisdale and the Broadway production alongside Lea Michele.
After appearing on Broadway and in musical theater productions, Trousdale rose to fame as a teenage member of Dream Street, he joined the band in 1999 along with Jesse McCartney, Greg Raposo, Matt Ballinger and Frankie Galasso. Chris Trousdale was no more than 14 years old at the time he was brought in.
The short-lived boy band went on to be known for their hit singles “It Happens Every Time,” “I Say Yeah” and “Sugar Rush.” They recorded two studio albums before breaking up in 2002, following legal disputes between the singers’ parents and their managers.
Chris Trousdale went on as a solo singer, appearing on Disney songs like Play’s “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” and Nikki Cleary’s cover of “You’re the One That I Want,” and unsuccessfully auditioning for “The Voice” in 2012. He most recently released the song “Summer” in 2019.
Trousdale appeared in a handful of films and one-time TV roles, including “Days of Our Lives,” “Shake It Up,” “Austin & Ally” and the upcoming movie “New York Christmas Wedding.
Chris Trousdale’s last Instagram post came on Tuesday, when he shared a black square in honor of #blackouttuesday and the Black Lives Matter movement. “#theshowmustbepaused,” he captioned the post.