Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has died at the age of 42, his family has confirmed.
He’d been in a semi-comatose state since a traffic accident in 2008, but had shown signs of improvement in recent months.
Cheng’s mum Jeanne – who was instrumental in setting up oneloveforchi.com – says: “He was taken to the emergency room at 3am 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.
“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.
“It is so hard to let go.