Jesse McCartney Posts Heartfelt Goodbye to Former Band Member Chris Trousdale After Coronavirus Death

by Jeremy Spirogis
Dream Street in 2002

Since February 2020, the United States has been grappling with
the results of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that has swept the complete world
and left scientists with little information of precisely the way it works. And numerous celebrities
have been identified as properly.

Though most individuals who die from coronavirus are over age 65 or have underlying well being circumstances, the illness lately took the lifetime of 34-year-old Chris Trousdale, former band member of the early 2000s boy band Dream Street — and his former bandmate, Jesse McCartney, lately posted a heartfelt message to say goodbye.

Dream Street in 2002
Jesse McCartney, middle, and Chris Trousdale, on to the appropriate of him, carry out of their boy band Dream Street in 2002. | John Atashian/Getty Images

Dream Street was a pop boy band that rose to fame within the early 2000s

Dream Street by no means noticed the immense fame different boy bands equivalent to Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC did, however they nonetheless had a couple of hits that shot them to fame amongst teenyboppers everywhere in the United States.

The band’s fame was fairly short-lived; it consisted of members Jesse McCartney, Greg Raposo, Matt Ballinger, Frankie Galasso, and Chris Trousdale. The boys had been hardly youngsters, aged 11-14, once they signed a deal to create the group. Their hottest hits had been “Sugar Rush” and “It Happens Every Time,” however they had been launched from their contracts in 2002 after their mother and father alleged they had been uncovered to “booze, women, and pornography.”

The band pushed Jessie McCartney to additional stardom

Though a lot of the band’s members aren’t well-known by identify, Jesse McCartney went on to make fairly a profession for himself. He launched solo songs together with “Beautiful Soul” and “Body Language,” and he appeared in numerous tv exhibits and films. McCartney additionally starred within the present “Summerland” alongside Lori Loughlin, although the present solely lasted two seasons.

These days, McCartney continues to be making music, and he’s by far probably the most well-known band member. But Chris Trousdale was the heartthrob of the group.

McCartney lately posted a heartfelt message to bandmate Chris Trousdale

On June 2, Trousdale’s household introduced that he had handed
away as a result of issues from an “undisclosed illness.” However, it has since
been realized that Trousdale died from COVID-19 issues. He was solely 34, and
there has not been phrase about any underlying circumstances.

McCartney posted a protracted message about Trousdale to his Instagram account, noting that the 2 had misplaced contact however that he usually thinks of their fond reminiscences as bandmates.

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It pains me to say that an previous friend, Chris Trousdale, from my early days within the music trade has handed away as a result of issues from COVID-19. Chris had an explosively charming persona with boundless quantities of expertise. Together we made up two of the 5 members of a boyband known as DreamStreet. We had been younger children with budding expertise who shared an awesome love for music and performing. Chris, for my part, was the most well-liked amongst us, who had a manner of drawing each eye to what he was doing on stage. As an extremely skilled dancer, he would decide up a whole dance quantity in a matter of minutes; one thing that will take the remainder of us days. I really envied him as a performer. We had been part of one thing folks by no means get to expertise in a whole lifetime on the tender ages of 12 and 14. Although we had been a band for under Three years, at that age, it felt like a lifetime and we constructed an actual brotherhood. In later years, we’d develop aside as our lives would take totally different turns, however I’d usually replicate on our early days collectively and take into consideration how thrilling all of it was. My deepest sympathies exit to his mom whom I do know cherished him dearly. RIP Chris. I’ll always remember your smile. #DreamStreet #ChrisTrousdale

A post shared by Jesse McCartney (@jessemccartney) on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:56pm PDT

“Chris had an explosively charming personality with boundless amounts of talent,” McCartney wrote. “We were young kids with budding talent who shared an overwhelming love for music and performing… I truly envied him as a performer.”

Several different well-known entertainers have handed from COVID-19 issues

Trousdale isn’t the one particular person within the leisure trade
to die from the coronavirus, although he was actually youthful than most.
Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally died; he was 81. Grammy-winning
nation artist Joe Diffie handed away as properly, together with Fountains of Wayne
singer Adam Schlesinger, who was 52.

Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, and Prince Charles are amongst different public figures who had been identified with the virus however survived. Trousdale’s loss of life is a crucial reminder that age doesn’t totally dictate how the physique will reply to the virus.

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