Charlie Colin Rock Legend Dies Aged 58

Charlie Colin Rock Legend Dies Aged 58

( – Charlie Colin, the bassist and one of the founding members of Train, a 1990s rock group, was found dead around the end of last week. He was 58 and appeared to have fallen in the shower.

Colin’s mother confirmed the death, stating that he had been house-sitting for friends in Belgium when the accident happened. He was not discovered until his friends returned home after being gone for five days. The cause and date of his death are not known.

He was currently living in Brussels, Belgium, where he worked as a teacher and on various recording projects.

During his childhood, Colin lived in Virginia and later in California before he moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to study music at Berklee College. After college, he and friends relocated to Singapore, where they wrote and played jingles. He soon formed The Apostles, an experimental punk rock band that included Jimmy Stafford, a guitarist who would join Colin in their future band, Train.

Once Pat Monahan joined the band, it became Train, with additional members Rob Hotchkiss on guitar and Scott Underwood on drums. They found commercial success from the 1990s through the 2000s with their first hit, “Meet Virginia,” in 1999, when it made it to the Top 20. “Drops of Jupiter” from 2001 became a triple platinum album, and the band peaked in 2009 with their hit, “Hey, Soul Sister.” Prior to that hit, Colin had left the group in 2003 because of issues with his substance abuse.

In a 2017 interview, Monahan revealed that Colin, despite his exceptional bass-playing skills, channeled his emotional distress, which caused pain for those around him. Colin’s disruption during their Oregon performance forced the band to make a challenging decision. Colin admits that his behavior made it difficult for the band to keep him as a member.

After learning of his death, the band made a statement that Colin was a sweet man with a unique ability to play the bass, which gave the band their first break. They called him a legend.

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