The Metal Community Reacts to the Passing of Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng
The metal community is in mourning over the passing of Deftones bassist Chi Cheng yesterday morning. Several metal celebrities and bands have taken to Twitter to send their condolences to Chi’s family and friends and to share memories of personal encounters with Chi, highlighted below.
Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine):
R.I.P Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng. Very sweet and talented guy. Head injury from car accident. Everyone please wear seatbelt and live.
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) April 14, 2013
He Is Legend:
RIP Chi Cheng. Your music has always been a source of inspiration for us.
— He Is Legend (@PourItOutBoys) April 14, 2013
Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):
— Brian Fair (@brianshadfall) April 14, 2013
Another great musical talent has left this world much too young..R.I.P. Chi Cheng
— Textures (@texturesband) April 14, 2013
Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy):
— Angela Gossow (@AGossow) April 14, 2013
We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Chi Cheng, bassist of Deftones. Rest in Peace Chi fb.me/2ikJGx70M
— In Flames OFFICIAL (@InFlames_SWE) April 14, 2013
RIP Chi Cheng. You will be greatly missed by millions. #oneloveforchi
— Impending Doom (@Impending_Doom) April 14, 2013
Lamb of God:
R.I.P. Chi Cheng #Deftones
— Lamb Of God (@Lambofgodband) April 14, 2013
Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die):
rest peacefully Chi Cheng.
— keith buckley (@deathoftheparty) April 14, 2013
R.I.P. Chi Cheng of the Deftones (July 15, 1970 – April 13, 2013). This is photo from a benefit for Chi that… fb.me/1mitOoWQ3
— Testament (@testamentband) April 14, 2013
Tonight’s show is dedicated to Chi Cheng. One love. fb.me/1dWFncq5j
— Nonpoint (@nonpoint) April 14, 2013
Our thoughts go out to family and friends of Chi Cheng who passed yesterday. His contribution to music will continue to inspire #deftones
— Circa Survive (@circasurvive) April 14, 2013
The Atlas Moth:
— The Atlas Moth (@TheAtlasMoth) April 14, 2013