Chris Trousdale, a former member of the boy band DreamStreet, died Tuesday from complications of coronavirus, according to reports. He was 34.
A family member said Trousdale died from the effects of COVID-19,Â TMZ reported. Former bandmate Jesse McCartney confirmed the cause on Instagram.Â A rep told Billboard Trousdale died of an â€œundisclosed illness.â€
McCartney wrote about their time together as 12- and 14-year-olds and said Trousdale was the most popular in the group. â€œI truly envied him as a performer,â€ he wrote.
â€œAlthough we were a band for only 3 years, at that age, it felt like a lifetime and we built a real brotherhood,â€ McCartney added. â€œMy deepest sympathies go out to his mother whom I know cherished him dearly. RIP Chris.â€
Dream Street played together from 1999 to 2002 before legal hassles between their parents and management reportedlyÂ caused a breakup. The group produced a No. 1 self-titled record on Billboardâ€™s independent albums chart. Their biggest song, â€œIt Happens Every Time,â€ climbed to No. 48.
He also did guest spots on kid shows like â€œShake It Upâ€ and â€œAustin & Allyâ€ years after his boy-band days.
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