Derek Jones, the guitarist of post-hardcore band Falling in Reverse, has died at the age of 35.
While Ronnie Radke, Jones’ bandmate revealed the news in a post on social media, the official cause of death has not yet been released.
“I’ll never forget when you picked me up from jail In Your old tour van to start falling in reverse,” Radke wrote. “Your spirit will be interwoven through the music I write forever. Rest In Peace Derek Jones. My heart is broken.”
Jones, a founding member of the band alongside Radke, is a rare member of Falling in Reverse to have remained with the group despite their ever-changing line-up.
Last November, Jones’s fiancée, Christina Cetta, passed away after a battle with cancer.
Having released a total of four studio albums since their inception in 2008, their most recent effort arrived three years ago in the shape of 2017’s Coming Home. Prior to the current crisis, Falling In Reverse had planned to head out on a US tour in support of Asking Alexandria but those dates were postponed.
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