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Chi Cheng

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Chi Cheng
Chi Cheng at the Hultsfred Festival in Sweden (2006)
Chi Cheng at the Hultsfred Festival in Sweden (2006)
Background information
Born(1970-07-15)July 15, 1970
Davis, California, United States
DiedApril 13, 2013(2013-04-13) (aged 42)
GenresAlternative metal, nu metal, heavy metal, post-metal, experimental rock, spoken word
InstrumentsBass guitar, backing vocals
Years active1988–2008
WebsiteOfficial Website

Chi Ling Dai Cheng (July 15, 1970 – April 13, 2013) was an American musician and bassist for alternative metal band Deftones. He was of Chinese ancestry.

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.[1] He joined Deftones in 1988 and a recorded a four track demo with them soon after joining. He was also a practicing Buddhist.[2]

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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Deftones Bassist Preps Spoken Word Album". MTV. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  2. "Interview with Chi Cheng of the Deftones". dcsi.net. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  3. "Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Dead At 42". blabbermouth.net. 13 April 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2013-04-13.