What sad news to wake up to…….. Malcolm Young has passed away.
Founding member of the Iconic hard rock band from Australia AC/DC who was forced into retirement in 2014 due to Dementia.
Malcolm who was co-founder of AC/DC in 1973, who co-wrote some of the most memorable and legendary songs such as TNT, Back in Black, Whole Lotta Rosie, Highway to Hell, You Shook Me All Night Long and dozens more.
Malcolm who was replaced by nephew Stevie for the band’s last tour promoting the 2014 album Rock Or Bust.
His brother Angus wrote on their Facebook Page: ‘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.’
“Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many,” the statement read.
“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.”
He died peacefully on Saturday with his family by his bedside, a statement said.
Malcolm was 64 years old. ‘Malcolm is survived by his loving wife Linda, children Cara and Ross, son-in-law Josh, three grandchildren, a sister and a brother.