Musicians Remember Chi Cheng

News about Deftones' bassist, Chi Cheng, passing away is all over the internet, and with that comes tweets from musicians from the rock and metal world commenting on the alternative metal icon's passing.

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.

On April 13th, 2013, Chi’s death was announced in a statement posted by his family on

Here are some of the tweets posted about Chi's passing:

Lamb of God (@Lambofgodband)

"R.I.P. Chi Cheng #Deftones"

Corey Taylor (@CoreyTaylorRock)

"My friend Chi passed away. My heart goes out to his family, and to my friends in @deftones. This is indeed a sad day..."

John 5 (@john5guitarist)

"RIP Chi, you will be forever missed. #ripchicheng #RIPChi #deftones"

Hatebreed (@hatebreed)

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, our hearts go out to Chi's family, friends & fans #RIPCHI #RIPCHICHENG"

Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta)

"We did Warped 98 & Soundwave 07 w/ Deftones ❤ to watch Chi rock out. #RIPChi #RIPChiCheng"

Alexander Milas (@alexandermilas)

"Very sad news about Chi. Thoughts are with his family. #deftones"

Jim LaMarca (@JimLaMarcaTwitt)

"We played with @deftones @DownloadFest and I was standing side stage and #Chi threw a water bottle up in the air for Linus 2 catch it and..."

"I had caught the water bottle in mid air and Chi looked over and was super impressed by my catch RIP to and amazing life & god bless his FAM"

"I have to say that my #deftones experiences are some of my favorite tour stories ever"


"Rest in Peace Chi. You will forever be missed. #oneloveforchi @deftones #deftones #restinpeacechi"

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