Popular Rock Star Dies in Tragic Accident (Video)

(TheRedAlertNews.com) – Charlie Colin, a founding member of the band Train, has tragically passed away at the age of 58 as a result of an accident, according to reports.

See a video of one of Colin’s hits with Train below!

Colin suffered a fatal accident in Brussels, Belgium, where he slipped and fell in the shower while house-sitting for a friend.

Information regarding his death remains limited; however, sources reported to TMZ that Colin was undiscovered until his friends returned from their vacation five days later.

His sister confirmed the unfortunate news to Variety.

On Instagram, the band Train paid homage to Colin, praising his technical skills and his pivotal role in the band.

“When I met Charlie Colin, front left, I fell in love with him,” the band wrote in a tribute post, accompanied by a vintage photo of the band.

“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 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,” the band elaborated.

Colin was an integral part of Train’s original lineup, which also included Pat Monahan, Rob Hotchkiss, Scott Underwood, and Jimmy Stafford.

As the band’s bassist, he was instrumental in the production of their first three albums—Train’s self-titled debut in 1999, “Drops of Jupiter” in 2001, and “My Private Nation.”

His contributions were crucial to the band’s success, especially with the 2001 hit “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me),” which reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and garnered Grammy awards for Best Rock Song and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s).

Originally from Newport Beach, California, Colin first met fellow founding member Hotchkiss during middle school.

Their paths crossed again at the Berklee School of Music, where Colin studied jazz composition guitar.

After relocating to Los Angeles, Hotchkiss invited Colin to join a band under a contract with PolyGram Records.

This collaboration eventually led to the formation of the group Apostles with Stafford, although it later disbanded.

After extensive travels, Colin returned to the United States and joined the nascent Train around 1996.

His tenure with the band was marked by global tours and widespread popularity until his departure in 2003, attributed to struggles with substance abuse.

Following his departure from Train, Colin collaborated with bands such as Slipknot and Puddle of Mudd. He also reunited with Hotchkiss in 2015 to form Painbirds, alongside Tom Luce.

In 2017, Colin co-founded the Side Deal with Stan Frazier from Sugar Ray and Joel and Scott Owen of the PawnShop Kings.

At the time of his passing, he was serving as the musical director for the Newport Beach Film Festival, according to his social media profiles.

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