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Chi Cheng

  • Birth 15 Jul 1970 Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 13 Apr 2013
  • Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
  • Memorial ID 108446946

American Musician. Cheng, a bass player, joined the Deftones shortly after the band formed in 1988. The following year he began attending California State University in Sacramento while he wrote poetry and played with the band on and off campus. He played and recorded on the groups albums 'Adrenaline' (1995), 'Around the Fur' (1997), 'White Pony' (2000), 'Deftones' (2003) and 'Saturday Night Wrist' (2006). In 2000, he wrote a collection of poetry titled 'The Bamboo Parachute' which was released as a spoke word album. On November 4, 2008, he suffered severe injuries when he was ejected from a car in which he was a passenger that flipped three times after hitting another car going 60 mph. The accident left him in a coma. Cheng, who was in a partially conscious state, having the ability to move his legs on command but was unable to move independently or speak in sentences, died when his heart suddenly stopped after he was rushed to a local hospital.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Errete
  • Added: 14 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 108446946
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chi Cheng (15 Jul 1970–13 Apr 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108446946, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.