After struggling with dementia for going on three years, Malcolm Young passed away, at the age of 64.
Malcolm took his retirement from the AC/DC – the group he co-founded with brother Angus Young. The two brothers formed the band in 1973, and very quickly vaulted to the top, in a market that was voraciously hungry for something more. AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
From a statement issued by AC/DC:
“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.”
Angus Young, in addressing the public and millions upon millions of AC/DC fans, “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.”