AC/DC Co-Founder Malcolm Young Dies At 64

Randall Craig
November 20, 2017

Another Young sibling, the AC/DC producer and Easybeats guitarist George Young, died in October at age 70.

Nobody rocks quite like AC/DC, which Malcolm founded with his brother Angus back in 1973.

Some of the band's most popular songs include "Back in Black", "Thunderstruck", "Hells Bells", "You Shook me all Night Long" and "For Those About to Rock".

"With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band", a statement from AC/DC read.

The famous hard rock band australia has announced the sad news on Saturday, " It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Malcolm Young, husband, father, grandfather and brother both liked it.

Ozzy Osbourne also paid his respects to his late friend via Twitter.

"RIP Malcolm Young", wrote singer-songwriter Ryan Adams. "For the first time I'd seen him disorganised, being confused about a lot of things", he said. The experience was "very unusual for him", Angus told the magazine, "but he was always a confident guy, and we made it work". "He will be sadly missed". The statement said, "As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary has was a perfectionist and a unique man". Within three years and with vocalist Bon Scott as its frontman, AC/DC had become one of Australia's top acts, with two albums (High Voltage and T.N.T.) under its belt, and the group moved to London to pursue worldwide fame.

Young is survived by his wife O'Linda, children Cara and Ross, three grandchildren, a sister and a brother, the band said. His family confirmed in a statement that Young had died and added that he had been suffering from dementia for several years. Young left AC/DC in 2014 to start his fight with dementia. His illness forced him to step down in 2010 and officially leave in 2014, yet they continued to tour and record. with his nephew, Stevie. "He was the founding member of AC/DC & the engine that roared behind the most powerful band in the world".

"We're going to play some rock 'n'roll for Malcolm tonight", Dave Grohl told the crowd as a photo of Young was shown behind the band on the festival's large video screen.

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