AC/DC's Malcolm Young dies at 64

Lawrence Kim
November 18, 2017

Malcolm Young died peacefully on Saturday with his family by his bedside, a statement on AC/DC's Facebook page said.

"As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man", the band's statement reads. "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", said the announcement on the band's website.

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He retired from the band in 2014 as he battled dementia. Angus is still with the band and appeared on their latest tour, the Rock or Bust trek.

Malcolm is survived by his wife, O'Linda, two children and three grandchildren. His family is requesting privacy during this time.

Messages of condolence to Young's family can be posted on the Sydney Morning Herald tribute site for Malcolm Young later Saturday.

"The family have asked instead of flowers to send donations to The Salvation Army".

Angus Young said it was easy to tell when his brother started slipping. He founded AC/DC late in 1973, with Angus joining the line-up soon afterwards, and after various line-up changes. they made their album debut with High Voltage, released in Australia in March 1975.

Their other brother George Young, a member of The Easybeats and a producer for AC/DC, died in October aged 70. It cites a prior interview with Angus that touched on Malcolm's condition: "Malcolm was always very organised [so] it was kind of unusual".

More from the post: "With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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