In his own tribute, McCartney, 33, confirmed that his former bandmate had died “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," he 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."
"Although we were a band for only 3 years, at that age, it feels like a lifetime and we built a real brotherhood," he wrote. "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.”
Trousdale started his career at 8 years old when he joined the touring company of Les Misérables. He later joined the Broadway company of the musical and his other credits include The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Although according to Broadway World, he put his career on hold in 2006 to take care of his mother, Trousdale returned to music in 2019, with the single "Summer."
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