AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Dies at 64
Australian band co-founder had been battling dementia
By Jon Liebman
November 18, 2017
Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of rock supergroup AC/DC, has died at the age of 64. Young had been suffering from dementia for a period of three years, causing him to leave the band he started with his brother, Angus Young, in 1973.
The band issued the following statement:
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.
An older brother, George Young, guitarist of the ‘60s group the Easybeats and co-producer of five of AC/DC’s albums, died in October.