Charlie Colin, founding member of Train, dies at 58 after falling in shower

Colin's mother confirmed his death on Wednesday.

Charlie Colin, one of the founding members of Train, has died after falling in the shower. He was 58.

Colin's mother revealed the news of his death to TMZ on Wednesday. She told the outlet that he slipped and fell in the shower while house-sitting for friends in Brussels, Belgium. According to her, it is not yet known when he died as his friends only discovered his body when they got home about five days ago.

<p>Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty</p> Charlie Colin

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Charlie Colin

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Train's official Instagram account shared a touching tribute to Colin on Wednesday. "He was THE sweetest guy and what a handsome chap," the caption reads. "His unique bass playing and 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."

Representatives for Colin did not immediately respond to Entertainment Weekly's request for comment.

The bass player is best known for being one of the original members of the Grammy-winning San Francisco rock band, but he left in 2003. He had since moved to Brussels to teach a music master class at a conservatory. He was also working at a studio and making music for a movie.

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Train formed in 1993 with lead singer Pat Monahan, Colin on bass, Jimmy Stafford on guitar, Scott Underwood on drums, and Rob Hotchkiss on guitar. The band broke out with the self-titled, self-produced debut album in 1998, and their single "Meet Virginia" reached No. 20 on the charts, effectively launching their career.

But they reached global superstardom in 2001 with their single "Drops of Jupiter," which was nominated for five Grammys and won two: Best Rock Song and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s).

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