'Falling in Reverse' Guitarist Derek Jones Dies Aged 35 | 22 Words

Tragic news has broken that Derek Jones, the guitarist from the rock band Falling in Reverse, has reportedly passed away.

He was just thirty-five-years-old.

Born June 5, 1984, in Lake Forest, California, Derek was always destined for a career in music.

As a young boy, the star played the saxophone but switched to the guitar - drawing inspiration from the likes of rock frontrunners Blink 182 and Slipknot.

During his teens, he formed several bands...

But, he truly struck gold when he moved to Las Vegas and joined Falling in Reverse.

Derek had been a member of the popular rock band from the beginning.

And featured on all 4 of their studio records to date.

Prior to joining Falling in Reverse, he was a member of A Smile From the Trenches...

He was with the band from 2007 until 2010.

Last year, Derek's world was turned upside when his fiancée, Christina Cetta, was diagnosed with cancer.

At the time, Derek created a GoFundMe to raise the 100,000 dollars needed for Christina's treatment.

Despite attempts to treat the illness, her condition worsened and she was hospitalized. 

And heartbreakingly, on November 19, 2019, Christina passed away.

The heartbreaking news of Derek's death was broken by the band's frontman Ronnie Radke on his social media accounts today.

“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," his post read.

Tributes have been flooding in for the star.

Utterly devasting news.

A huge loss for the music community.

"He's been with the band from day one it's heartbreaking to lose someone so young. Sending my condolences," wrote another.

The news of his death has left fans utterly heartbroken...

"Rest In Peace, Derek Jones. I've been following Falling In Reverse since the beginning...this doesn't feel real."

The star clearly made a lasting impact on his fans...

And many have begun sharing their personal encounters with him.

"I'm at a loss for words."

"derek jones was the kindest, funniest most insanely talented soul and i am honestly at a loss for words. i hope he rests in peace and i hope his loved ones are able to find peace. his music has been, and will continue to be, a huge part of my life and my growth as a human :("

"My heart is absolutely broken."

"Rip Derek Jones you'll live on in your music forever."

At the time of writing, no official statement has been made.

Thoughts are with his friends and family at this tragic time.

R.I.P Derek.

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