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Jesse McCartney Reacts To 'Dream Street' Singer's Death From COVID-19 -- 'I’ll Never Forget Your Smile'

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By Mike Walters

'Dream Street' singer Chris Trousdale has died at the age of 34, due to complications from COVID-19, and his fellow band members are paying tribute to their bandmante.

According to multiple reports, the boy bander died in Burbank, CA hospital on Tuesday night, after a battle with the Coronavirus.

Trousdale, was a founding member of the popular boy band 'Dream Street,' and performed alongside Jesse McCartney, Greg Raposo, Matt Ballinger, and Frankie Galasso.

It's unclear at this point if Trousdale suffered from any preexisting conditions and how long he was hospitalized before his tragic death.

Singer Dies After Being Hospitalized With COVID-19

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If you recall, 'Dream Street' released two studio albums which included singles such as, “It Happens Every Time,” “I Say Yeah” and “Sugar Rush.” The popular boy band broke up in 2002, after legal disputes in the group amongst their parents and managers.

Tragically, in an interview last month, Jesse McCartney said he wasn't opposed to reuniting with the band, and possibly performing with the group members.

"Never say never!" the singer told Us Weekly.

He continued, “Dream Street was so important for me for the building blocks in my life about recording music, singing and dancing, collaborating and working well with others, so yeah. I’ll never say never, crazier things have happened!”

Chris Trousdale Appeared On The 2012 Season Of 'The Voice'

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Chris Trousdale continued a career in the entertainment business after the break up of the band, he made appearances on Disney's 'Shake It Up' and even auditioned for 'The Voice' in 2012.

“It’s kind of hard to go from all that success and doing what you love every day, to doing absolutely nothing,” Trousdale said during his audition.

He added, “It’s hard to be serving somebody and she’s like, ‘What are you doing here? You were my idol, I had you on my bedroom wall.’ … When I get on stage today, this is going to be so different from my past stage experiences, because this is make it or break it."

R.I.P.

See Below...Jesse's reaction to the death

Jesse McCartney Reacts To Chris Trousdale's Death

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Jesse issues a statement following Trousdale's death, saying, "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. 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. Chris, in my opinion, was the most popular among us, who had a way of drawing every eye to what he was doing on stage. As an incredibly trained dancer, he would pick up an entire dance number in a matter of minutes; something that would take us days. I truly envied him as a performer. 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 3 years, at that age, it feels 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.

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