Derek Jones, Falling In Reverse Guitarist, Has Died

Derek Jones, the guitarist for Falling in Reverse, has died. He was 35.

At this time a cause of death has not been revealed. The band’s frontman Ronnie Radke revealed the news on Twitter.

“I’ll never forget when you picked me up from jail in your old tour van to start Falling in Reverse. Your spirit will be interwoven through the music I write forever. Rest in peace Derek Jones. My heart is broken,” wrote Radke.

Jones joined Falling in Reverse in 2010 and has remained one of the band’s constant members aside from Radke. Jones’ work can be heard on all of the band’s albums, including their 2011 debut The Drug in Me is You and their latest album, 2017’s Coming Home.

Last year, Jones’ fiancée, Christina Cett, passed away from cancer. Prior to her death, Jones said “She is my life and the best thing to ever happen to me. We’ve been together 10 years and I’m looking forward to 100 more together.”

Our thoughts go out to Jones’ family and friends during this difficult time.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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