Devastating news to wake up to this morning but Falling In Reverse rhythm guitarist Derek Jones has passed away according to a tweet from frontman Ronnie Radke. He was only 35 years old.
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. pic.twitter.com/6ugnm1MmTm
— RonnieRadke (@RonnieRadke) April 21, 2020
Late last year Derek’s fiance Christina Cetta sadly lost her battle against cancer shortly before the band flew down to Australia for Good Things Festival. Derek played through the shows whilst paying respect to his late loved one online
Trying to power through this… thank you all for positive wishes, I love you all @ Australia https://t.co/ipuPMZHS45
— Derek Jones (@DerekJonesFIR) December 12, 2019
We’ll keep you posted on more as this story develops but our thoughts go out to Derek’s family, friends, bandmates and fans during this difficult time…
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