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Charlie Colin, the founding bassist of pop-rock band Prepare, has died. He was 58 years outdated.

In response to TMZ, who spoke to the musician’s mom, the California-bred artist died after slipping and falling within the bathe whereas house-sitting for a buddy in Brussels, Belgium. His mom stated it’s unclear when Colin handed away, as his physique was discovered solely after his mates returned from their journey roughly 5 days in the past.

His mother additionally informed TMZ that the musician had moved to Brussels to show a music masterclass at a conservatory and was engaged on new music for a movie on the time of his demise. Colin had been documenting his time overseas on Instagram, the place he declared that the locale was his “officially [his] favorite city” in a March publish.

Colin helped type Prepare with lead singer Pat Monahan, Rob Hotchkiss, Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood within the ’90s. Earlier than leaving the group attributable to substance abuse points in 2003, he took half in recording hits similar to “Drops of Jupiter” — which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Scorching 100 and earned the band its first Grammy nominations for finest rock efficiency by a duo or a gaggle and report of the 12 months — and “Meet Virginia.” Prepare’s self-titled debut album reached No. 76 on the Billboard 200 in 1999.

In 2015, Colin, Hotchkiss and Underwood fashioned the band Painbirds with Tom Luce.

Raised in Newport Seashore, Colin first met Hotchkiss in center college. The 2 went to Boston’s Berklee Faculty of Music at separate occasions earlier than reconnecting when the latter fashioned the band the Apostles.

After the Apostles disbanded, Hotchkiss met Monahan and started collaborating on songs within the Bay Space. They later invited Stafford and Colin to affix the lineup, after which Colin introduced in Underwood to play drums — and Prepare was born.

“Charlie called me up and said, ‘It’s been this weird synchronicity where we’re not even willing to consider quitting,’” Hotchkiss recalled of his buddy in a 2015 interview with the Los Angeles Occasions. “First and foremost, our priority is writing songs, and we really enjoy playing live.”

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.



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