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Deftones bassist Chi Cheng passes away

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Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has died.

Cheng had been in a car accident in November 2008 and fell into a coma. He improved to a semi-conscious state in 2009 and was starting to show signs of being able to move his legs.

Cheng's mother writes on the site One Love For Chi he was taken to an emergency room early yesterday and his heart stopped. Cheng was 42.

He played on the first five Deftones albums and had a hand in the sixth one, but the band decided to scrap it. Sergio Vega has been playing with the band since then.

Singer Chino Moreno has posted a simple message on his Facebook page, "Rest in peace Chi Cheng."

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