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Falling In Reverse guitarist Derek Jones dead at 35

Falling In Reverse guitarist Derek Jones has died aged 35.

Frontman Ronnie Radke confirmed the news today on social media.

“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 lost his fiancee Christina Cetta to cancer in November.

He organised a GoFundMe for her treatment in March 2019.

“Christina, my fiancé, has recently been diagnosed with metastatic cancer,” he wrote.

“Although this isn’t her first diagnosis (previously cervical cancer) which was treated with surgery, 3 years later it is back with a vengeance!

“Currently it has spread through her left side lymph nodes as well as to her right pelvic bone.

“Any one who knows Christina knows she’s a tough one.

“We will get through this, but she’ll need all the help, love and support from everyone!

“She is my life and the best thing to ever happen to me.

“We’ve been together 10 years and I’m looking forward to 100 more together.

“It kills me to see her go through this again, especially since now we’ll have to go through the grueling treatment that comes along with this battle.

“We’ve shed so many tears over the last few weeks, but trying to keep our heads up.

“This situation doesn’t only affect me but her entire family and the ones closest to her.

“She’s the best aunt, sister, daughter, and friend.

“Christina deserves it ALL! Above all, she deserves chance at a long life, a chance to build a family of our own, to be a mother and wife like she’s dreamed of, and a chance to continue being the amazing person she is to so many of us today.

“So if we all pull together and give whatever we can, I know she’ll get that chance, and I know with all my heart that she would take that chance and make the most of it, for her, for us, and for everyone…”

Jones played with FIR at Good Things Festival Australia in December.

At the time, he took to social media to thank fans.

“Trying to power through this… thank you all for positive wishes, I love you all.”

The cause of death is unknown.

If you or someone you know needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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