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R.I.P. Chi Cheng (Deftones) (8/15/70-4/13/13)

Old 11-05-08, 08:20 AM
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Deftones bassist in coma after car crash

http://www.sacbee.com/1089/story/1370452.html

Man this sucks. Has anyone heard anything more about this? I hope everything ends up ok.

EDIT More from Blabbermouth:

DEFTONES Frontman Says Bassist Is 'In Serious But Stable Condition' Following Accident - Nov. 5, 2008
DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has posted the following message on the band's studio blog:

"It deeply saddens me to inform you all that our brother Chi Cheng [DEFTONES bassist] was involved in a terrible car accident [Monday] night. He is currently in a Northern California hospital in serious, but stable condition. I am on my way up north right now to be by his side, along with the rest of our bandmates and family. Chi is one of the strongest people I know, and I'm praying that his strength will get him through this. Please say a prayer for him as well."

The Sacramento Bee reported yesterday that Cheng was in a coma in a San Jose hospital following the accident, which happened in Santa Clara.

Cheng, 38, was born in Stockton and also is an accomplished poet. In 2000, he released a CD of his poetry, "The Bamboo Parachute".

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R.I.P. Chi Cheng (Deftones) (8/15/70-4/13/13)



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I met Chi back in 2000 during a store signing for 'White Pony' in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Amazing person and musician. He will be missed.
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Re: R.I.P. Chi Cheng (Deftones) (8/15/70-4/13/13)

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Re: R.I.P. Chi Cheng (Deftones) (8/15/70-4/13/13)

From what I've read about his injuries, I don't think there was ever much possibility that he would recover. Horrible situation for him and his family.
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I had no idea he'd been in a coma.
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Re: R.I.P. Chi Cheng (Deftones) (8/15/70-4/13/13)

I met Chi during the shoot for "Back to School" (I was an extra) and he was just the nicest, most gracious guy to all the fans there.

As sad as this is, he had no quality of life and this was probably for the best. Sucks that he's gone and his family is stuck with endless medical bills, though.
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Tragic news. He will be missed.
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