Train mourns the death of founding member Charlie Colin

Train is mourning the loss of one of its founding members.

Charlie Colin died at 58 after slipping and falling in the shower. The musician’s mother notified TMZ of his death on Wednesday. Shortly after the news broke, Colin’s former pop rock band paid him a heartfelt tribute.

“When I met Charlie Colin, front left, I fell in love with him,” Train captioned a instagram mail. “He was THE sweetest guy and what a handsome guy. Let’s make a band that’s the only reasonable thing to do.”

Colin founded the San Francisco-based band in the ’90s alongside Pat Monahan, Rob Hotchkiss, Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood. The bassist left the group in 2003, a year after Train won two GRAMMY Awards.

Train continued: “His unique bass playing and beautiful guitar work helped people notice us in SF and beyond. I will always have a warm place for him in my heart. I always tried to reach out to him closer, but he had a vision of You’re a legend, Charlie. Go love those angels’ pants❤️🙏🏼 ⭐️.”

The musicians flooded the comments with words of support.

“Dude, I didn’t know he passed away. I’m so sad about this 😢,” Butch Walker wrote.

“How sad 😞 I enjoyed it,” commented Jayce Fincher. “Lots of laughs on our tour at the beginning. I ran into him a few years ago in Santa Monica and immediately started laughing, joking and telling stories like there was no waste of time. I’m so sad to hear the news.”

“He was a wonderful man and very kind to me and my bandmates. Sending them love.” Andrew McMahon wrote.

According to Colin’s mother, he was house-sitting in Brussels, Belgium, when the accident occurred. When her friends returned home earlier this month, they found Colin dead, she said. TMZ. It is unclear what caused Colin’s fall.

Colin’s mother remembered her son as a “beautiful human being,” the outlet noted.


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