Slash and Frank Turner Pay Tribute to Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng


Slash, Frank Turner and Cypress Hill’s B-Real took Twitter to express their condolences after discovering Deftones Chi Cheng had died age 42 on April 13th, 2013.


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Deftones singer Chino Moreno also confirmed the bassist’s death on his Facebook page with the message: ‘Rest in peace Chi Cheng.’

Chi Cheng has been a member of the Deftones since 1988, and he was able to watch the band rise to multi-platinum status. Saturday Night Wrist was his final album with the band in 2006. Cheng was in a semi-comatose state for more than four years after being seriously injured in a car accident in November of 2008.

Cheng was traveling with Mae, his sister, when his car collided with another vehicle traveling 60 mph and rolled three times. Chi was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the car. Cheng never recovered full consciousness, and had been in and out of hospitals for different infections. Cheng died at 3 a.m. in the hospital. According to a statement released by Cheng’s family, Cheng was taken to an emergency room early Saturday morning when they found out “his heart just suddenly stopped”

UPDATE: Chi Cheng candlelight vigil will be held at Sacramento’s Cesar Chavez Park Sunday April 14 at 6:30 P.M.

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