AC/DC Guitarist And Co-Founder Malcolm Young Dead
Legendary rock band AC/DC have confirmed that guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young died on Saturday at the age of 64.
Forming the band in 1973 with his brother Angus, Young remained a loyal member for over 40 years. In 2014 he announced that he would be retiring due to the onset of dementia.
See below the statement issued by AC/DC on their website:
“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.
Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC.
With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band.
As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man.
He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.
He took great pride in all that he endeavored.
His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.
As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special.
He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.
Malcolm, job well done.”