• Charlie Colin has died 
  • He was one of the founders of Train
  • The bassists died in Belgium

In a shocking turn of events that has sent ripples through the music world, Charlie Colin, the celebrated founding bassist of the iconic pop-rock band Train, has tragically passed away at the tender age of 58. Known for his magnetic charm and profound musical talent, Colin's sudden departure has left fans and fellow musicians in disbelief.

A Fatal Fall in a Foreign Land

According to sources close to the family, the California-native met his untimely end in a tragic accident while house-sitting for a friend in Brussels, Belgium.

The musician's mother revealed to TMZ that Colin slipped and fell in the shower, leading to fatal injuries. The heart-wrenching discovery was made days later when the homeowners returned, marking a somber end to what was supposed to be a routine favor.

Before this tragic incident, Colin had been embracing life in Brussels, teaching a music masterclass at a conservatory and working on new music for a film. His love for the city was evident in his social media posts, where he declared Brussels his "officially favorite city." This new chapter was a testament to his undying passion for music and exploration.

Charlie Colin was instrumental in forming Train in the '90s alongside Pat Monahan, Rob Hotchkiss, Jimmy Stafford, and Scott Underwood.

Before his departure in 2003, he contributed to the band's greatest hits, including the Grammy-winning "Drops of Jupiter" and the beloved "Meet Virginia." His legacy is marked by chart-topping hits, Grammy nods, and the indelible mark he left on the music industry and fans worldwide.

"When I met Charlie Colin, front left, I fell in love with him," the band said in a statement on Instagram Wednesday, sharing an old photo of Train’s original lineup wearing T-shirts that read “Billboard #1."

"He was THE sweetest guy and what a handsome chap … 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."

In a heartfelt statement, Train reminisced about Colin's sweet nature and handsome charm, declaring, "You're a legend, Charlie. Go charm the pants off those angels." The music community and fans alike mourn the loss of a true legend, whose spirit and music will forever echo in the hearts of many.

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Charlie Colin's journey from a bright-eyed musician in Newport Beach to a celebrated rock icon is a story of passion, resilience, and undeniable talent. As the music world bids farewell to one of its brightest stars, his music and memory will undoubtedly live on