Alan Smithee

Death of Chi

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We don’t normally jump on the normal news bandwagon when it comes to celebrity deaths, but I feel that the passing of the Deftones’ bassist Chi Cheng deserves a second of your time.

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The Deftones are one of those groups that I feel are very polarizing, you either love the group a whole bunch, or you’re meh…there is nobody alive who I feel should say that they hate the group, but I’ve been known to be wrong before. Anyways, Chi passed away on April 13 from a sudden heart condition where it apparently just stopped beating.

Chi was an amazing musician who was stopped in his prime by an automobile accident in 2008 which left him in a semi-conscious state. Had he been wearing his seatbelt, he might have been better off, but alas, there is no such thing as do-overs in life right? I won’t go so far to say that I’m genuinely feeling grief for his passing. I just think it’s a damn shame that we lost a great bassist. If you don’t believe me, just take a listen to his work on the track below, one of my favorite tracks from their album White Pony

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