Unfortunately we have some bad news to report. Bassist Chi Cheng of Deftones has passed away. Deftones first formed in 1988, and went through several bass players before meeting Chi. He immediately became a permanent fixture of the new band, and was also partially responsible for shaping their unique sound. He was involved in a car accident in 2008, and has been struggling with a comma ever since. There were some good and hopeful moments when it seemed like he would fully recover. His final moments came yesterday, on Saturday the 13th. He was 42.