DEFTONES' Chi Cheng Passes Away On Saturday

Longtime Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, finally succumbed to a car injury that had left him in a partially conscious state since 2008.

Chi had been in a semi-conscious state since 2008, when he suffered major injuries and was left in a coma following a violent car accident.

Since then, Chi had been making a slow but steady recovery. In 2009 it was announced that he was no longer in a coma and in a partially conscious state instead. A year later, doctors said that he was showing signs of improvement and had regained the ability to use his legs.

Chi’s death was announced in a statement posted by his family on

"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 site 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)

Thank you to Phil and for being kind enough to upgrade my server at no charge to handle the increased traffic to so it won’t crash again. We appreciate it so much.

Thank you One Love Fam for your love and support. -Gina Blackmore"

Deftones front man, Chino Moreno, confirmed Chi’s passing via Facebook, by posting: “Rest in peace Chi Cheng,”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chi’s family, friends and the rest of the band.

The world of music lost a true inspiration at the young age of 42.

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