Derek Jones, the guitarist for Las Vegas-based post-hardcore band Falling in Reverse, has died aged 35.
The news was revealed by Jones’s bandmate, Ronnie Radke. The cause of his death is currently unknown.
“I’ll never forget when you picked me up from jail In Your old tour van to start falling in reverse [sic],” Radke wrote in an Instagram post.
“Your spirit will be interwoven through the music I write forever. Rest In Peace Derek Jones. My heart is broken.”
Jones was one of the original members of Falling in Reverse, and one of the two members (along with Radke) to have remained with the group since its inception.
Their debut album, The Drug in Me is You, was released in 2011. A “reimagined version of the track was released this year.
In total, the band have released four records to date, via label Epitaph. The most recent was 2017’s Coming Home.
Prior to joining Falling in Reverse, Jones was a member of hardcore group A Smile From the Trenches between 2007 until 2010, during which time he featured on an EP and a full-length album.
Jones’s fiancée, Christina Cetta, died in November last year after being diagnosed with cancer.
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