Charles Bagnot was a mortal, and a regular client of Elaine Trent, a high end prostitute in Paris, France.
One night he when was visiting Elaine she tried to hurry his departure because she was expecting a visit from her friend Tessa Noël. When Charles left the apartment, he encountered the newly immortal Alfred Cahill who was insane and was on a mission to punish those he percieved as sinners.
Cahill strangled Charles to death on the stairs of Elaine's apartment building. Tessa and Duncan MacLeod arrived to find him dead.