AC/DC Co-Founder Malcolm Young Dies At 64

by Sophie Craig November 20, 2017, 1:06
AC/DC Co-Founder Malcolm Young Dies At 64

Some of the band's most popular songs include "Back in Black", "Thunderstruck", "Hells Bells", "You Shook me all Night Long" and "For Those About to Rock". The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64.

"With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band", a statement from AC/DC read.

Giants of the music world took to social media to express their shock and hail Young's lasting influence.

Malcolm's brother and bandmate Angus Young opened up in a heartfelt post on the official AC/DC Facebook account, sharing the impact his brother had both professionally and personally.

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Renowned for his musical prowess Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many. I had some of the best times of my life with him on our 1984 European tour. "He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted".

"So sad to learn of the passing of yet another friend, Malcolm Young", Osbourne tweeted. "He will be missed and my deepest condolences to his family, bandmates and friends". His family confirmed in a statement that Young had died and added that he had been suffering from dementia for several years. The band would become one of the influential rock "n" roll groups of its era.

Young is survived by his wife O'Linda, children Cara and Ross, three grandchildren, a sister and a brother, the band said.

In April of 2014, AC/DC announced that Young would be "taking a break from the band to ill health", without disclosing the nature of his illness; in September of that same year, the band revealed that he had dementia. His illness forced him to step down in 2010 and officially leave in 2014, yet they continued to tour and record. with his nephew, Stevie.

His death comes just weeks after his brother George Young, guitarist for the Easybeats and AC/DC producer, died at age 70.


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