Rock n Roll Band Member Dies Aged 58

( The pop-rock world lost one of its stars—Charlie Colin, a founding member of the band Train—in a tragic accident. Colin slipped and fell in the shower while taking care of a friend’s home in Belgium, although it is unclear exactly when the accident occurred.

Colin’s death was confirmed by his family. Colin’s mother said that her son was in Brussels house-sitting and teaching a class at a music conservatory. Colin was also in the process of composing music for a film.

Colin was born in California in 1966 and started learning guitar at the age of eight. Colin initially attended the University of Southern California before transferring to the famous Berklee College of Music.

Colin founded and played bass for Train alongside singers Pat Monahan and Rob Hotchkiss, guitarist Jimmy Stafford, and drummer Scott Underwood in 1993. In 1999, Train’s song “Meet Virginia” broke into the Top 20 on music charts, and in 2001 their song “Drops of Jupiter” charted at number five. The band won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Song and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) in 2002.

However, Colin left Train in 2003 due to substance abuse issues. Following news of his death, Train released a statement calling Colin “the sweetest guy” and a talented musician.

Forming a band with Colin was the only reasonable course of action after meeting the musician, the group’s statement said. The band urged Colin to “charm the pants off” of angels in the afterlife.

The band said that despite trying to bring Colin closer to them, the musician had his own vision. Colin was in a lot of pain and putting others in pain because of the way he was handling his issues, Monahan said in regards to kicking Colin out of Train. Monahan said the situation put the band in a tough position.

Although Colin and the band parted ways, their statements make clear that they cared deeply for their fellow musician. Despite his challenges, Colin undoubtedly left a mark on the music world and the lives of others.

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