Former DEFTONES Bassist Chi Cheng Passes Away

Sunday, 14th April 2013

Chi Cheng, former bass player for the DEFTONES passed away yesterday, April 13, 2013. Cheng was in a semi-conscious state since being involved in a car accident in November 2008.

Cheng’s mother has released a statement:

“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 3:00am 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 (charity website) OneLoveForChi.com charity website, 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).”

Since Cheng’s accident, several charity shows have taken place over the years to assist in paying for the medical costs. Contributions are still needed and can be donated via the OneLoveForChi.com website.