Chi Cheng at the Hultsfred Festival in Sweden (2006)
|Born||July 15, 1970|
Davis, California, United States
|Died||April 13, 2013(aged 42)|
|Genres||Alternative metal, nu metal, heavy metal, post-metal, experimental rock, spoken word|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, backing vocals|
|Associated acts||Deftones, Dredg|
He was also the author of a collection of poetry which was titled The Bamboo Parachute and was released in June 2000 as a spoken word album. He joined Deftones in 1988 and a recorded a four track demo with them soon after joining. He was also a practicing Buddhist.
Car accident and death[change | change source]
On November 4, 2008, Cheng was involved in a car accident in Santa Clara, California. Cheng was in the passenger seat, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Cheng slipped into a coma and was showing signs of improvement in May 2010 but never recovered fully recovered. He died on April 13, 2013.