Charlie Colin: Train founding member and bassist dies aged 58 after 'slipping in shower'

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Musician Charlie Colin, who was a founding member of the pop-rock band Train, has died at the age of 58.

90s pop-rock bassist Charlie Colin has died after an accident at a friend’s home.

His death was confirmed by his mother to celebrity gossip site TMZ, but no specific dates of death were given. According to reports, the bassist died after slipping in the shower while house-sitting for a friend in Brussels, Belgium.

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Colin was known as one of the faces of the legendary 90s band Train, having helped to form the band alongside lead singer Pat Monahan, Rob Hotchkiss, Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood. He would go on to record some of the decades biggest hits, including Drops of Jupiter and Marry Me.

Colin left the band in 2003 due to his battle with substance abuse. In a tribute post on Instagram, the band said: "When I met Charlie Colin I fell in love with him.

"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 and beautiful guitar work helped get folks to notice us in SF (San Francisco) 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.”

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Fans have also send messages of condolence. One fan said: “This is such sad news... a life so young and not fully lived. May Charlie rest in peace. My condolences to his family, friends, and band mates.”

Another added: “This is heartbreaking news. I’m so thankful for the music you all made together.”

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