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Jesse McCartney Mourns Death of Dream Street Bandmate Chris Trousdale, Says He Was 'Explosively Charming'

Jesse McCartney Mourns Death of Dream Street Bandmate Chris Trousdale, Says He Was 'Explosively Charming'

Jesse McCartney is remembering his late Dream Street bandmate Chris Trousdale.

The 33-year-old “Beautiful Soul” singer took to Instagram on Wednesday (June 3) to mourn the death of the 34-year-old singer after it was announced he died COVID-19 complications.

“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,” Jesse wrote. “Chris had an explosively charming personality with boundless amounts of talent.”

Jesse and Chris were part of Dream Street with Greg Raposo, Matt Ballinger and Frankie Galasso from 2000 to 2002.

“Together we made up two of the five members of a boyband called DreamStreet,” Jesse continued. “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.”

Jesse added: “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.”

Jeese concluded his post by sending his love to Chris‘ mom.

“My deepest sympathies go out to his mother whom I know cherished him dearly,” Jesse wrote. “RIP Chris. I’ll never forget your smile. #DreamStreet #ChrisTrousdale”

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