AC/DC - Guitarist Malcolm Young Dead At 64

It's a sad day for AC/DC and music in general as the band has announced the passing of the guitarist/songwriter Malcolm Young. He founded the band with his brother Angus Young. Malcolm had been suffering from dementia for several years, an illness that forced his retirement from the group, and passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside.

The band posted this message on their official website today: "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.

Courtesy of the band

AC/DC also posted via Facebook: "It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Malcolm Young, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Malcolm had been suffering from Dementia for several years and passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside.

"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.

"Malcolm is survived by his loving wife O'Linda, children Cara and Ross, son-in-law Josh, three grandchildren, sister and brother. While thanking all for their overwhelming support and heartfelt condolences, the family ask that you respect their privacy during this time of heartbreak and grief. For those wishing to send messages to the family please visit the Sydney Morning Herald Malcolm Young Memorial website which will be available next week. The family have asked instead of flowers to send donations to The Salvation Army.

Malcolm was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1953 and moved with his family to Australia 10 years later. Following the lead of his older brother George, who played with the Easybeats, he formed AC/DC with Angus in 1973 and continued to lead them until his retirement. The Youngs' older brother George, known as a producer and member of the Easybeats, died last month, aged 70.

Respect and R.I.P.

Band profile: AC/DC
Posted: 18.11.2017 by BloodTears


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18.11.2017 - 17:17
My first band...
R.I.P. you will never be forgotten. ☹
And I see the blade fall down upon the head of lord in heaven
And Darkness falls upon the end of history
While I drink the milk of the Black Goddess and cry over the mankind

Black Moses is my name...
18.11.2017 - 17:25
Another legend gone. A sad day for all.
18.11.2017 - 18:29
Meanwhile Maluma, Daddy Yankee and another bullshit "artists" are still alive and well...

Malcolm, may your soul rest in peace...
18.11.2017 - 18:36
Thank you my hero for eerything you did
with your music,you were the heart and soul of
my favourite band.Rest in peace.
18.11.2017 - 20:48
May you find peace, Young!
18.11.2017 - 22:21
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Family deserter and tragedy . Even he ahd a dementia, maybe reason why he died so early was his brother died. Demented people can has sensitive feelings into it. Sad, rock hero died ;(
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
19.11.2017 - 12:20
This is so sad. AC/DC guitar riffs shaped my guitar playing. I learnt how to play with a lot of their songs and Live At Donington was my first AC/DC release.

I have a huge respect for Malcolm Young but the music will live on...
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

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