Chi Cheng, Bassist Of The Deftones Dead At 42

Catherine Eklund

by Catherine Eklund

Published April 14, 2013


Chi Cheng, bassist and founding member of the Deftones, was pronounced dead Saturday April 13.

Early Saturday morning, Cheng was taken to the emergency room when his "heart suddenly stopped".

In 2008, Chi Cheng suffered injuries from a car accident which left him in a semi-vegetative state.

Official family statement:

“Our dearest Family,

This is the hardest thing to write to you. Your love and heart and devotion to Chi was unconditional and amazing. I know that you will always remember him as a giant of a man on stage with a heart for every one of you. He was taken to the emegency room and at 3 am today his heart just suddenly stopped. He left this world with me singing songs he liked in his ear.

He fought the good fight.You stood by him sending love daily. He knew that he was very loved and never alone. I will write more later. I will be going through the oneloveforchi and any other information may not be reliable. If you have any stories or messages to share please send them to the onelove site. Please hold Mae and Ming and the siblings and especially Chi’s son, Gabriel in your prayers. It is so hard to let go.

With great love and “Much Respect!” Mom J (and Chi)"

RIP Chi Cheng

Via: Consequence of Sound

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