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Founding Train Bassist Charlie Colin Dead At 58

Charlie Colin, founding bassist of the rock band Train, has died after reportedly slipping in a shower. He was 58.

Colin’s mother reported the death to TMZ. She said her son was housesitting for a friend in Brussels, Belgium, when the bathroom accident occurred. His mother said it’s unclear when Colin passed away, as his body was found only after his friends returned from their trip approximately five days ago.

His mom also told TMZ that the musician had moved to Brussels to teach a music masterclass at a conservatory and was working on new music for a film at the time of his death.

“When I met Charlie Colin, front left, I fell in love with him,” wrote the band, captioning a picture of Train in its early days. “He was THE sweetest guy and what a handsome chap. Let’s make a band that’s the only reasonable thing to do.”

“His unique bass playing a beautiful guitar work helped get folks to notice us in SF and beyond,” the post continued. “I’ll always have a warm place for him in my heart. I always tried to pull him closer but he had a vision of his own. You’re a legend, Charlie. Go charm the pants off those angels.”

Colin was one of the original members of Train, which initially consisted of Pat Monahan, Rob Hotchkiss, Scott Underwood and Jimmy Stafford.

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