Dream Street Singer Chris Trousdale Dies at 34 from COVID-19 – Remembering His Life and Career

Junie Sihlangu
Jun 04, 2020
11:07 A.M.

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Chris Trousdale passed away after struggling with an infection from the novel coronavirus disease. His official social media pages confirmed his death on Wednesday.


Trousdale, a former member of the boy band, Dream Street, died at the age of 34. His official Instagram account revealed how the star would “be missed dearly by his family, friends and fans all over the world.”

His family also asked for some privacy as they mourn his death. People who wished to honor his memory can donate to the ASPCA.

Members of the boy band Dream Street performing on stage during a "live" concert appearance on February 2, 2002 | Photo: John Atashian/Getty Images

Members of the boy band Dream Street performing on stage during a "live" concert appearance on February 2, 2002 | Photo: John Atashian/Getty Images


Trousdale died in a hospital in Burbank, California after suffering from complications from COVID-19. A woman named Jane Gagle reported how the star had died after struggling with an “acute strep infection that shut down his body.”

Gagle works at the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre, where Trousdale also worked. She also revealed: “Chris was in a coma, on life support when he passed.” In 1999, the singer joined Dream Street which included Jesse McCartney and others.




Even though the band members were all underage, they had all acted on the New York City and Broadway scenes. The self-titled album went gold with songs like “It Happens Every Time” and “I Say Yeah.”

They got to tour with big artists like Britney Spears and Aaron Carter. In 2002, the band fell apart after facing a lawsuit from their parents.



The group’s parents accused producers Louis Baldonieri and Brian Lukow of doing sordid things like encouraging them to sleep with teenaged fans. The duo was also accused of providing the band members with liquor and pornography.



Trousdale also featured in the Dream Street film “The Biggest Fan,” before things went sour. He ended up acting in small roles but struggled to launch his career even though he’d started on the stage at the age of 8.



At the time, he did a tour of “Les Miserables” and “The Sound of Music.” Some of his acting roles after the breakup included “Shake It Up” and “Austin & Ally.”


In 2012, he auditioned for “The Voice,” as he worked as a waiter in a sushi restaurant, but failed to get through the blind auditions. He released his last song, "Summer," about a year ago.

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