Deftones - Bassist Chi Cheng Passes Away


In a sad twist of events, Deftones' bassist Chi Cheng passed away at the hospital last night due to a heart attack after showing apparent signs of improvement in his recovery following a terrible car accident back in 2008 which left him with brain damage, then falling into a coma. He was 42.

His mother posted the following message via Oneloveforchi.com: "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 emergency 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)."




[Also thanks to Red_Travis for sending in this news!]


Source: oneloveforchi.com
Band profile: Deftones
 
Posted: 14.04.2013 by Behradeth


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14.04.2013 - 15:18
Kass
St. Anger
Another bassist passes this week :/
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14.04.2013 - 15:30
Unhealer
Eclecticist
T_T I really had hopes this guy would make it through. He gave a good fight, RIP.
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14.04.2013 - 16:40
MechanisT
Account deleted
This is sad news indeed.
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14.04.2013 - 17:14
Slayerus23
Account deleted
After so many years, this is quite disturbing to know..
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14.04.2013 - 17:23
InnerSelf
proofread free
Sad news, RIP
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14.04.2013 - 17:43
LordFezzington
Lost To Apathy
What a tough 5 years for everyone involved. RIP, Chi.
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"Pay no heed to anyone and do what seems right to yourself." - Franz Kafka, The Trial
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14.04.2013 - 18:37
Opethian
Fuck, RIP CHI. I thought he was going to make a full recovery and get back with the band
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14.04.2013 - 19:06
Red_Travis
Safe travels Chi, R.I.P.
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14.04.2013 - 20:35
Dentura
Shadow King
RIP Chi Cheng
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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14.04.2013 - 20:46
Lit.
Account deleted
R.I.P. Was really hoping he'd be able to come out of that coma.
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14.04.2013 - 21:25
RaVeN
R.I.P thanks for the great music that transcends beyond the stars
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14.04.2013 - 21:34
Little Shark
Another reminder how fragile life is - so make the best out of it.

RIP Chi Cheng
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14.04.2013 - 21:47
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Over the last few years, I've really hoped that he would pull through, even if deep down I didn't feel like that had much chance of happening. Ever since his accident, I've kept in touch with news regarding his health, and I've long feared that this day would come.

For someone to die so young is a tragedy. I guess the only positive, is at least he is now at peace and is no longer suffering. RIP Chi.
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14.04.2013 - 23:52
infernaldeath87
RIP Metal brother
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15.04.2013 - 04:20
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
R.I.P.
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Kick Ass, Die Young

Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
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15.04.2013 - 05:24
Kurty Wurty
Amatsu Mikaboshi
R.I.P.
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15.04.2013 - 15:05
ThomasBryant
It's sad to hear one of my favorite lead singers has passed rip.
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15.04.2013 - 16:49
Monolithic
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Written by ThomasBryant on 15.04.2013 at 15:05

It's sad to hear one of my favorite lead singers has passed rip.

Lead singer?
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15.04.2013 - 17:29
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Monolithic on 15.04.2013 at 16:49

Written by ThomasBryant on 15.04.2013 at 15:05

It's sad to hear one of my favorite lead singers has passed rip.

Lead singer?


Dannnnnnnnng! big blooper

I think he's must be high while typing that.
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15.04.2013 - 19:44
unswabbed
R.I.P Chi
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16.04.2013 - 04:51
StillReignJH6413
I am deeply sadden that bassist of the Deftones chi has passed away Also Deftones was one of those bands that changed my life forever. He's in a better place now and thoughts and prayers go out to his family friends and band mates. Rest in Peace Chi
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17.04.2013 - 02:04
ThomasBryant
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 15.04.2013 at 17:29

Written by Monolithic on 15.04.2013 at 16:49

Written by ThomasBryant on 15.04.2013 at 15:05

It's sad to hear one of my favorite lead singers has passed rip.

Lead singer?


Dannnnnnnnng! big blooper

I think he's must be high while typing that.


Yea I know I made a mistake.But unlike you I'm not going to make a big deal out of it.Have a nice day
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17.04.2013 - 02:51
ThomasBryant
Written by ThomasBryant on 17.04.2013 at 02:04

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 15.04.2013 at 17:29

Written by Monolithic on 15.04.2013 at 16:49

Written by ThomasBryant on 15.04.2013 at 15:05

It's sad to hear one of my favorite lead singers has passed rip.

Lead singer?


Dannnnnnnnng! big blooper

I think he's must be high while typing that.


Yea I know I made a mistake.But unlike you I'm not going to make a big deal out of it.Have a nice day



Oh and one other thing.I'm pretty sure you think you live in a world were mistakes never happen.Like stuff like this or worse never happen to you before.Nay you're just to perfect aren't you.
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17.04.2013 - 03:40
Maco
Handbanana
Written by ThomasBryant on 17.04.2013 at 02:51

Written by ThomasBryant on 17.04.2013 at 02:04

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 15.04.2013 at 17:29

Written by Monolithic on 15.04.2013 at 16:49

Written by ThomasBryant on 15.04.2013 at 15:05

It's sad to hear one of my favorite lead singers has passed rip.

Lead singer?


Dannnnnnnnng! big blooper

I think he's must be high while typing that.


Yea I know I made a mistake.But unlike you I'm not going to make a big deal out of it.Have a nice day



Oh and one other thing.I'm pretty sure you think you live in a world were mistakes never happen.Like stuff like this or worse never happen to you before.Nay you're just to perfect aren't you.



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17.04.2013 - 10:42
Monolithic
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Will you cut it out, please?
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