Charlie Colin from Train dies after slipping in the shower

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Charlie Colin from Train dies after slipping in the shower

Charlie Colin, Train's original bassist, has died at the age of 58 after suffering a domestic accident. It happened in Brussels, where he was house-sitting for a friend. He slipped in the shower and died, as reported by TMZ. His body was found when his friend returned home last week after 5 days away, but it is unknown when exactly the accident took place.

Charlie Colin's mother has reported that the artist had moved to Brussels to give a master class at a conservatory in the city, while working on a soundtrack.

Charlie Colin was Train's bassist between 1993 and 2003, meaning he was involved in some of the American band's most successful steps. That includes their second album 'Drops of Jupiter', which went triple platinum in the United States, buoyed by the success of its title track.

In 2003 he was expelled from Train due to his drug problems, and no longer participated in its 2009 resurrection, 'Save Me, San Francisco', which includes the biggest hit of Train's career, 'Hey, Soul Sister'.

Even so, his Train colleagues have shared a heartfelt tribute on social media, remembering how they fell in love with him as soon as they saw him. “He was THE sweetest person and such a handsome guy that starting a band seemed like the only reasonable thing we could do. His unique way of playing bass and beautiful guitar work helped us become known in San Francisco and beyond. He will always hold a warm place in our hearts.”

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