Chi Cheng (1970-2013) – R.I.P.

This is the saddest day for all Deftones’ fans, our beloved Chi has passed away. Rest in peace…



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 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.

I will write more later. I will be going through the oneloveforchi site and any other information may not be reliable.
If you have any stories or messages to share please send them to the onelove site. Please hold Mae and Ming and the siblings and especially Chi’s son, Gabriel in your prayers. It is so hard to let go.

With great love and “Much Respect!” Mom J (and Chi)

  • André Luíz Valois Cireno

    R.I.P., Chi!!!

  • Jose

    RIP Chi

  • Wael Hazimeh


  • SilentBlock

    I remember the last time they came to Barcelona, and Chi was the only member I saw outside at the end of the concert. He was signing autographs for some of the the fans and talking with everyone with a smile in his face. I told him how great was the show, and he put away his eyes from the papers he was signing, stopped for a second and looked at me to say: “thank you”. Well, you may think it’s not the most awesome history ever, but believe me when I say that never two words sounded so TRUE and GRATEFUL. All my respect and love for Chi and his family

  • Raymond Arthur Ricci

    Arivaderci Chi Cheng.

  • Beto

    R.I.P Chi!!!… Fly High… Fly Free!

  • Balint Sofalvi

    I remember the first concert you guys gave in Romania. It was one of the best experiences in my life. It makes me sad to hear that Chi has passed away, but I know that he is in a better place right now. We will miss you Chi, may you rest in peace! Condolences to your families!

  • Jason

    Im so lost for words right now much less music. I’ve lost my chess partner. the one barometer i could only try to meet the standard of.

  • Meysam

    Rest In Peace

  • Andre

    hes not resting hes zipping around the universe and galaxy and earth In back and forth from heaven to here ,watching he will never truly die neither will all of us……his chi flow is forever till next time Dai CHI Cheng love Andre WArmsley

  • Sam Harper

    My Heart goes out to family and friends of Chi , a sad loss as he was a talented man, x

  • jayala

    I would really like to see an album dedicated to Chi Cheng, songs written with the Deftones to commemorate his memory much in the same fashion that Snot did for Lynn Strait. I realllly think that would be a great way to commemorate his memory, and I would buy that in an instant. Without ever knowing or having the pleasure of meeting this man, I got the vibe that he was about togetherness, and this was the exact impression I got from people who spoke about him in articles or on video. That said, I can’t think of a better way to make him happy then to create one great piece of work in his memory. Plus, I think the Deftones would do a great job since they usually incorporate fan memories (think of the rarities and b sides box).

    anyways…just sayin…


  • Vince

    Chi was a great musician and a better man i’m truely sorry that he’s passed . We love Chi as much as we love the deftones . Peace to his family and the band . Love Vince Jorge Salinas CA .

  • Stop Robbing Me

    Chi’s favorite song was When Skeletor telephones He-Man. Never forget.

    Keep on rocking Sergio. We are with you guys.

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