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Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Has Passed Away At The Age Of 42

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This is just so incredibly sad, especially given what he's endured the past few years.

Chi Cheng, the bassist for the Deftones, passed away over the weekend at the age of 42.

As you may recall, the musician was left seriously injured after a car accident in 2008, and while he'd been in a semi-conscious state since, he had been showing signs of improvement over the past few years. Sadly, he lost the battle around 3am early Saturday morning.

His bandmate, Chino Moreno, confirmed the news via Facebook with the message:

Rest in peace Chi Cheng.

Our heart goes out to all of his friends, family, loved ones, and fans during this truly difficult time.

We know that he is now somewhere better, away from all of the pain and obstacles he'd faced during his last few years on Earth with us.

Read the announcement of his passing, written by Gina Blackmore on his fan site…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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