Charlie Colin, Founding Member And Former Bassist Of Train, Dies At 58


Charlie Colin, a founding member and former bassist of the band Train, has died at the age of 58, his sister confirmed to CBS News.

Details about his death are limited, but TMZ reported that the musician slipped in the shower and fell while housesitting in Brussels, Belgium. At the time of his death, his social media profile indicated he was living in Belgium.

“He was THE sweetest guy and what a handsome chap,” Train said on social media. 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. 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.”

Train, founded in San Francisco in 1993 by Pat Monahan, Rob Hotchkiss, Jimmy Stafford, and Scott Underwood, gained fame in 2001 with their album and single “Drops of Jupiter.” The song and album earned the band Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance.

Colin left the band in 2003 due to substance abuse issues, according to Variety, but continued to perform with other bands, including with former bandmates Hotchkiss and Underwood.