Chris Trousdale, a former member of short-lived boy band Dream Street, has died following a battle with COVID-19. He was 34.
TMZ, who’s reporting the information, says Trousdale died Tuesday in a hospital in Burbank, Calif., of issues from the coronavirus, in keeping with a member of the family.
“Chris left this earth at 8:44 pm yesterday after a horrible battle with [an] acute strep an infection that shut down his physique,” says a touch upon his Instagram left by a girl named Jane Gagle, who works at the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre, which Trousdale labored with. “Chris was in a coma, on life assist when he handed.”
Trousdale joined Dream Street, which additionally counted Jesse McCartney amongst its members, in 1999. Fashioned by producers Louis Baldonieri and Brian Lukow with the intent of capitalizing on teenybopper pop’s grip on the mainstream, the group, regardless of all being underage, have been already veterans of the NYC performing and Broadway scenes. Their songs “It Occurs Each Time” and “I Say Yeah” have been Radio Disney hits and their self-titled debut went gold.
The group break up in 2002 after a lawsuit from their mother and father alleged all kinds of sordid conduct from Baldonieri and Lukow, resembling encouraging them to sleep with teenaged followers and offering them with liquor and pornography.
Regardless of starring within the Dream Street movie “The Greatest Fan,” Trousdale had a tougher time launching his solo profession than McCartney. He continued to behave in smaller roles and finally auditioned for “The Voice” in 2012, however didn’t make it previous the blind auditions. On the time, he was working as a waiter in a sushi restaurant.
“It’s exhausting to be serving someone and she or he’s like, ‘What are you doing right here, you have been my idol, I had you on my bed room wall,’” he stated on the present.
“Chris was certainly one of a form and all the time the brightest gentle on any stage he stood on,” Gagle’s remark reads. “Thanks for the love you gave him. He felt it to the tip and I’m certain nonetheless as he watches from heaven.”