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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Chi Cheng Bassist for Deftones Passes Away

Chi Cheng the bassist for alternative metal act Deftones passed away due to complications stemming from his car accident in Santa Clara, California, on November 4, 2008.  The accident left him in a coma until February 7, 2012 when it was reported that Cheng was in a partially conscious state.  He was released the following July to recover in his home.

Cheng died last night at 3am in the hospital. His family left the following note on the charity website made for him after his accident

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 [sic] 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)

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