Charlie Colin, Founding Member And Bassist Of Train, Passes Away At 58

Charlie Colin, the original member of the band Train, passed away at the age of 58 after tripping and falling in the shower while watching a friend’s house in Brussels, Belgium.

Although details surrounding his passing are few, those close to TMZ revealed that no one had located Colin until his pals got home five days ago. Train honored Colin’s technical skill and contributions to the group on Instagram.

Monahan, Rob Hotchkiss, Scott Underwood, and Jimmy Stafford were the original members of Train, including Colin. As the band’s bassist, Colin played on the first three albums released by the group: 1999’s self-titled debut, 2001’s “Drops of Jupiter,” and 2000’s “My Private Nation.”

With “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me),” the band’s 2001 breakthrough smash that peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned the Grammys for best rock song and best instrumental arrangement accompanying vocalist(s), he and the group enjoyed breakthrough success as a quintet.

The performer, who is originally from Newport Beach, California, first got to know fellow Train founder Hotchkiss in the eighth grade. The two later attended separate campuses of Berklee School of Music, where Colin studied jazz composition guitar.

Colin was later invited to join one of Hotchkiss’s bands, which had a record deal with PolyGram Records, after he moved to Los Angeles.

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