Our dearest Family…

Our dearest Family,
This is the hardest thing to write to you. 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.
He was taken to the emegency room and at 3 am 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.
I will write more later. I will be going through the oneloveforchi site and any other information may not be reliable.
If you have any stories or messages to share please send them to the onelove site. Please hold Mae and Ming
and the siblings and especially Chi’s son, Gabriel in your prayers. It is so hard to let go.
With great love and “Much Respect!” Mom J (and Chi)



  1. Chi! Good luck out there wherever you are man! RIP!
    Listening to Deftones still makes Chi pretty alive, something i’ll probably end up doing till the day i die Thanks for the memories! you will be missed!

  2. Michele T. Valykeo |

    Thank you for having Chi at home as much as possible
    surrounded by loved ones and familiar things.

    I like remembering that that he was treated with dignity by his family instead of just being treated in a hospital.
    You are all gracious for that.

    You are a good mom MommaJ in a good family.

    I love you all.

  3. Rest in peace Chi. No doubt he will remain in our hearts forever.

  4. Growing up, your band, music, everything got me through hard times. Now that I am older and have a family of my own; the music still resonates around our ears. You will ALWAYS be my favorite… Your spirit lives on in our hearts forever.

  5. Chi you will be missed. What a talented musician and a great human being! I’m sooo torn. What a loss.

  6. chris jouxpane |

    You are one tough lady. God bless you and your family.

  7. frank knecht |

    my heart is with u all…R.I.P.chi cya bro

  8. I had the privilege of seeing Chi perform with Deftones here in Sacramento. It was one of the greatest concerts of my life. He really put his heart and soul into his music, and that came out on stage. It’s sad to hear he’s gone, and he will be forever missed – but never forgotten. His music will endure forever.

    Deepest sympathies to the family and friends.

  9. So bummed to hear chi’s journey on this world is over but feel glad that he got to influence so many others for the better along the way. He is one of the greats. I wish peace and happy memories to his family and all who love him.

  10. He left so many beautiful things in this world. Rest in Peace forever, bass slinger. My heart goes out to you all.

  11. You live in our hearts forever… god bless you and your family.

    Greetings from Chile.

  12. Weavemonkey |

    It is with an extremely heavy heart I originally read these words. Chi’s work played an integral part in my life as a young musician and a young man. I am praying for ALL of those who were close to or inspired by him and his work. God Bless You.

  13. Positive thoughts and strength to Chi’s family and friends. The world is a lesser place in his absence, and he will never be forgotten.

    The strength you, his family, and his friends have shown in fighting alongside him is inspiring, and I’m certain he left this world without a single doubt in his mind he was loved deeply by many.

    RIP Chi – rest well my friend.

  14. Rest in paradise Chi! You’ll never be forgotten, even by people like me who you never knew! You’ll live on through the music that I listen to every day. I’ll never forget seeing the ‘tones a little after your accident and all of us at SJSU event center were chanting your name. CHI CHENG CHI CHENG.

  15. R.I.P Chi,
    You will be missed.

  16. Don’t know how to even start. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Cheng Dynasty and to Chi’s entire family. Fell in love with deftones 2 decades ago. Their music helped me channel alot of aggression I had back then. Man just saw ‘tones a couple of weeks ago in C.C. Tx. envisioning Chi up on stage. Now he is on the grandest stage of them all! Will miss you dearly! oneloveforchi forever!!

  17. Pip V. Saukam |

    Chi’s passing will leave many of us with a great void in our lives. My deepest condolences his entire family. Not only was Chi a great musician and poet, he was a great man. Although I never really hung out with Chi (he was a few years ahead of me at Tokay HS), I always respected him and what he set out to accomplish in his life. Much love for one of my fallen brothers. You will not be forgotten and your legacy will live on!

  18. Hey man… good luck for whatever path you take…

    One Love for Chi from Brazil..


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