Driving safety campaign has been started in memory of late Deftones
bassist Chi Cheng
reports. Cheng died earlier this year aged 42, for years after a car accident left him in a partially conscious state.
The campaign, titled "Buckle Up for Chi
," plans to raise awareness concerning seatbelt use. A statement has been released regarding their aims:
"'Buckle Up for Chi' was established in an effort to honor the memory of an amazing man who's life was tragically changed after he was involved in a car accident in which he was not wearing his seatbelt. This campaign serves as a tribute to not only the legacy he left behind, but to the lives that will be saved because of seat belt awareness."
Cheng formed Deftones
with Chino Moreno
, Stephen Carpenter
and Abe Cunningham
in 1988. The group went on to release seminal albums associated with the nu-metal genre, including "Around the Fur
" and "White Pony
." Their their latest album, "Koi No Yokan
," was released in 2012.