Original Deftones bassist, Chi Cheng, 42, passed away earlier this morning.
As many fans will know, Chi had been in a coma ever since November 2008 after a serious car accident. Reports on his condition from the charity site oneloveforchi.com had often spoke about his the success of his ongoing recovery up until now. This post was published on the same site:
Our dearest Family, (April 14, 2013)
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 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)
There have been no reports on the cause of death but we can assume that any latest information will come via the oneloveforchi.com site and we will keep this article updated as more information is released. We would also like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Chi during this difficult time for them.