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Falling In Reverse Guitarist Derek Jones Has Died Aged 35

Ronnie Radke confirmed that Falling In Reverse co-founder and guitarist Derek Jones has passed away.

Derek Jones, co-founder and guitarist for Falling In Reverse, has passed away at the age of 35.

The tragic news was confirmed by bandmate Ronnie Radke, who wrote on social media: “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.”

Derek joined forces with Ronnie to begin Falling In Reverse back in 2008 – with the pair being the only two members to be involved in all four of the band’s studio albums: 2011’s The Drug In Me Is You, 2013’s Fashionably Late, 2015’s Just Like You and 2017’s Coming Home.

Falling In Reverse were scheduled to hit the road across the U.S. this summer with Asking Alexandria, Wage War and Hyro The Hero (formerly Hyro Da Hero) on the Like A House On Fire World Tour.

Derek’s cause of death has not yet been publicly announced.

iDKHOW drummer Ryan Seaman – who was previously a member of Falling In Reverse – wrote on Twitter: “RIP Derek Jones. I’m absolutely gutted and can’t even think straight. My condolences to his family, all of our friends that have been affected. All I can do is remember the good times and hope you can too. In your honor I’ll definitely be having Taco Bell tonight. Love you all.”

Kerrang!’s thoughts are with Derek’s family, friends and bandmates at this terribly sad time.

Posted on April 22nd 2020, 10:19am
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