Chris Trussdale, a member of the boy band Dreamstreet since the group’s inception in 1999 through a breakup in 2002, died on Tuesday at the age of 34. Although the official statement did not give a cause of death, former bandmate Jesse McCartney said he died of complications from the coronavirus.
Trussdall was also an actor who began his stage career in 1997, touring “Les Misবলrables” with Ashley Tissdall and Leah Mitchell as well as Broadway productions. After the Dreamstreet breakup, he appeared on episodic television in shows such as “Shake It Up” and “Austin and Friends.”
McCartney paid a tribute to his former former Dreamstreet member on Instagram.
McCartney wrote, “Chris had an explosive personality with unlimited talent. We took two of the five members of a boy band called Dreamstreet together. We were budding talented little kids who shared an irresistible love for music and performing. Was the most popular among us, who had a way of drawing attention to what he was doing on stage.As an incredibly trained dancer, he would pick the whole number of dances in a few minutes; something that could take the rest of our days. I was really jealous. “
McCartney added, “We were part of something that people can never experience in their entire lives between the ages of 12 and 14. Even though we were only three years in the band, at that age, it felt like a lifetime and we created a true brotherhood next. Over the years, we became separated as our lives took different turns, but I often reflected on our first days together and wondered how exciting it was. My deepest sympathies to her mother for letting her know that she loved her so much. I will never forget your smile.
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It bothers me to say that one of my oldest friends in the music industry, Chris Trussdall, has died of complications of Kavid-19. Chris had an explosively attractive personality with an unlimited amount of talent. Together we made two of the five members of a boyband called Dreamstreet. We were emerging talented little kids who shared an irresistible love for music and performing. Chris, in my opinion, was the most popular among us, who had a way of drawing attention to what he was doing on stage. As an incredibly trained dancer, she would pick the whole number of dances in a few minutes; Something that could take the rest of our days. I really admired him as an actor. We were a part that people could never experience in their entire lives between the ages of 12 and 14. Although we were only a band for 3 years, at that age it felt like a lifetime and we built a true brotherhood. Over the years, we became separated as our lives took different turns, but I often reflected our first days together and wondered how exciting it was. My deepest sympathies are with her for letting her know that she loved me immensely. RIP Chris I will never forget your smile. #Dreamstreet #cristrusdale
“It is with this heavy heart that we assure Chris Trussdale that he will go through an undisclosed illness on June 22, 2020,” a representative for Tara (pictured below, pictured right below in 2001) said in a statement. “He was a light to many and his family, friends and fans all over the world will miss him dearly. Although it felt like he belonged to all of us, the family is requesting that you respect their privacy during this time of grief. If you would like to make a donation in his honor, please give it to ATSCA.