AC/DC Co-founder Malcolm Young Dies Aged 64

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November 18, 2017 | 10:11am EST

Ac/Dc guitarist Malcolm Young has died at the age of 64.
The Australian rocker had been suffering from dementia and his death was announced in a statement on their website on Saturday.
“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” the statement read. “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.”
His brother, Angus, with whom Malcolm founded the band in 1973, added, “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.”
The Australian band rose to fame in the late 1970s, when they were led by singer ‘Bon’ Scott, but had increased success in the 1980s when fronted by British singer Brian Johnson.
Malcolm left the band in 2014, when his family confirmed he was suffering from dementia. The group have continued to perform without him, although they have now lost three more members.
Malcolm is survived by his wife Linda and two children.
The family have asked for donations to be sent to The Salvation Army, instead of flowers.