Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Dies
Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Dies -
Deftones founding bassist Chi
Cheng died this past Sunday morning after spending the
past five years recovering from injuries sustained during a car
accident in 2008.
The 42-year Grammy Award winning bassist had recently displayed
signs of improvement, however he was submitted to a Sacramento,
California emergency room at 3 a.m. on Saturday and his heart
Chi's mother published the following statement on OneLoveForChi.com:
"This is the hardest thing to write to you," Mom J, the
name his mother used with his fans, said.
"Your love and heart and devotion to Chi was unconditional and
"He was taken to the emergency room, and at 3 a.m. today, his
heart just suddenly stopped," his mother said. "He left
this world with me singing songs he liked in his ear."
"I know that you will always remember him as a giant of a man
on stage with a heart for every one of you," Mom J
"He fought the good fight. You stood by him sending love
daily. He knew that he was very loved and never alone."
Vocalist Chino Moreno wrote on his Facebook.com
page, 'Rest in peace Chi Cheng'
Cheng co-founded The Deftones with
Stephen Carpenter and Chino
Moreno in 1988 in their hometown of Sacremento. He played
on five albums between 1994 and 2006 with the nu-metal outfit
peaking in 2000 after their platinum selling album
'White Pony' hit number three on the
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