Legendary guitarist for equally legendary Aussie rock band AC/DC, Malcolm Young, has sadly passed away at just 64.
Malcolm and his younger bro Angus co-founded the band way back in 1973, when Instagram fame and Soundcloud weren’t a thing, so the only way to build your band’s cred was to tour like demons.
Malcolm sadly developed dementia three years ago, and according to a statement made by representatives, died peacefully surrounded by family.
Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many. 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.
It’s an especially hard time for the Young family, as older brother George passed away aged 70 just last month.
Younger bro Angus made a statement on the bands Facebook page, praising his older brother for the legacy he will leave behind.
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.
Malcolm was actively part of AC/DC from the outset, right through to their 2008-2010 Black Ice tour, only opting out of touring in 2014 due to his illness.