AC/DC's Malcolm Young Dies At 64

Co-founder and guitarist of the legendary Australian rock outfit AC/DC, Malcolm Young, has died at 64.

For the past three years, Young had been living with dementia, an illness which forced him to retire from the band he founded with brother Angus in 1973.

“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” AC/DC wrote in a statement.

A further statement from Young’s family said he died peacefully on Saturday with family by his side.

"Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many," the statement said.

“From the outset, he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. Nothing less would do for their fans."

After forming AC/DC, the Young brothers would be credited as co-writers on every song the band recorded from their 1975 debut High Voltage through 2014's Rock or Bust.

Malcolm Young last performed live with AC/DC when their tour for 2008's Black Ice concluded in June 2010 with a concert in Bilbao, Spain.

Rolling Stone

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