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Rockers We’ve Lost in 2013: Deftones’ Chi Cheng

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Early in the morning on April 13, Deftones bassist Chi Cheng died at the age of 42. 

Cheng was involved in a 2008 car crash which left him in a coma for nearly four years. In 2012, the family, friends and fans of Cheng became hopeful as the bassist emerged from his coma and began to show significant signs of improvement. Cheng had been discharged from the hospital to receive at-home care, but unfortunately Cheng continued to suffer from bouts of pneumonia and infection.

Cheng’s mother posted the following message after her son’s death:

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 emegency [sic] 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.

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