“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we affirm the passing of Chris Trousdale on June, 2, 2020 from an undisclosed sickness,” mentioned a press release from Trousdale’s supervisor, Amanda Stephan. “He was a light-weight to so many and will probably be missed dearly by his household, mates and followers all around the world.”
Trousdale was simply eight years previous when he started acting on Broadway in productions like “Les Misérables” and “The Sound of Music,” in response to a biography on his official Fb web page.
He was one of many authentic members of American boy band Dream Road, which he joined in 1999 and carried out with till it was disbanded in 2002.
In the course of the group’s time collectively, they toured with artists like Britney Spears and Aaron Carter. The group was identified for songs like “It Occurs Each Time” and “I Say Yeah.”
Trousdale’s band mates included Jesse McCartney, Greg Raposo, Matt Ballinger and Frankie Galasso.
Trousdale continued to carry out as a solo artist and actor after the band’s conclusion. He had roles on reveals like “Austin & Ally” and “Shake It Up.”
In 2012, he was featured on an episode of NBC’s “The Voice,” throughout which he auditioned for judges Cee Lo Inexperienced, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine.
“It is sort of laborious to go from all that success and doing what you like daily, to doing completely nothing,” he mentioned on the present.
He didn’t get by the audition spherical. Although he did not get on any judges workforce, he continued to launch music.
The final music he promoted on his social media accounts was a monitor known as “Summer season,” which was launch roughly a yr in the past.
“Though it felt like he belonged to us all, the household is requesting that you simply respect their privateness presently of grieving,” the assertion from his consultant added. “Must you want to make a donation in his honor, please give to ASPCA.”