Train Mourns Loss of Founding Member Charlie Colin

Charlie Colin, the former bassist and founding member of the Grammy-winning pop-rock band, has passed away at 58 years old after slipping and falling in the shower.

AceShowbiz - Train is in mourning following the tragic loss of Charlie Colin, who succumbed to his injuries at age 58. According to Colin's mother, the musician passed away after slipping and falling in the shower while house-sitting in Brussels, Belgium.

Colin co-founded Train in the 1990s alongside Pat Monahan, Rob Hotchkiss, Jimmy Stafford, and Scott Underwood. As a founding member, he played a pivotal role on the band's first three albums, including the Platinum-selling "Drops of Jupiter" (2001), which garnered Train two Grammy Awards.

In a heartfelt tribute, Train frontman Monahan expressed his love and admiration for Colin, describing him as "the sweetest guy." He credited Colin's unique bass playing and guitar work for helping the band gain recognition.

Colin's musical journey began after attending Berklee College of Music. He moved to Singapore to write jingles before relocating to San Francisco, where he joined forces with Hotchkiss and Stafford. After bringing in Underwood, Train was officially formed.

Colin left the band in 2003 due to substance abuse issues. However, he continued to pursue music, forming several bands, including Painbirds and the Side Deal. Prior to his death, Colin had been documenting his time in Brussels, expressing his love for the city.

Musicians and fans alike have flooded social media with messages of support and condolences. Butch Walker, Jayce Fincher, and Andrew McMahon are among those who have paid tribute to Colin's kindness and talent.

The details surrounding Colin's accident remain unclear, but his family and fellow band members are devastated by his untimely passing. He will be fondly remembered for his contributions to Train and his unwavering passion for music.

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