Derek Jones Biography
Derek Jones was an American guitarist, who was best known as the lead guitarist and frequent co-lead vocalist for the American post-hardcore band Falling in Reverse.
Jones was previously the guitarist of the American band A Smile from the Trenches until 2010 when he left the band.
Derek Jones Age
Jones was born on June 5, 1984, in Fountain Valley, California. He was 35 years old at the time of his death on April 21, 2020.
Derek Jones Family
There is currently no information available on his parents or siblings. W will provide this information as soon as it is available.
Derek Jones Wife
Jones was dating the late Christina Cetta whom he had gotten engaged to in 2015. However, in March 2019, Cetta was diagnosed with cancer, and Jones created a GoFundMe to raise $100,000 for her treatment. Cetta sadly passed away on November 19, 2019.
Derek Jones Guitarist
When Jones was still young, he started playing the saxophone but switched to the guitar. He would listen to bands like Manowar, Blink-182, and Slipknot.
During his teenage years, Jones formed several local bands. The bands only had small presentations but when he turned 19 years old, he had his first tour.
Derek Jones A Smile from the Trenches
Derek joined the band A Smile from the Trenches, in 2007. They released their self-titled EP in June 2007 and the same year they were invited to the Vans Warped Tour.
Jones left the band in May 2010, in order to join Falling in Reverse. A Smile from the Trenches, split in September 2010.
Derek Jones Falling in Reverse
Jones was part of the original lineup of Falling in Reverse in 2008, while he was still part of A Smile from the Trenches. He fully committed to Falling in Reverse in May 2010 after he left A Smile from the Trenches and moved to Las Vegas.
Derek Jones Net Worth
Jones has an estimated net worth of between $100k-500k.
Derek Jones Death
Jones died on April 21, 2020. His demise was announced on social media by bandmate Ronnie Radke. Ronnie paid tribute to his friend and bandmate in an Instagram post that read;
“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 Jones Cause of Death
Jones’ cause of death is yet to be revealed.