AC/DC GUITARIST AND CO-FOUNDER MALCOLM YOUNG PASSED AWAY AT 64
(JAN 6, 1953 – NOV 18, 2017)
AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young who has suffered a long battle with dementia has passed away at the age of 64. He was born in Scotland on January 6, 1953. He and his family moved to Australia in 1963. The band formed in 1973. Brothers Malcolm and Angus (lead guitarist) were co-credited on every song the band recorded from their 1975 debut High Voltage through 2014’s Rock Or Bust. In 2014. Malcom Young was inducted into the Roch and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 and later that year opted for retirement.
“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,” said a statement from Angus. “With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band,” the band wrote in a statement. “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.”
Young is survived by his wife and two children.