Founding member of AC/DC, Malcolm Young, has passed away at age 64. The statement was confirmed on Saturday morning by his family. According to the statement, he “passed away peacefully on Saturday with his family by his bedside.”
The guitarist retired from his lengthy run with the band in 2014 due to the crippling effects of dementia. This followed his battle with lung cancer several years before in 2008. He beat the cancer fully. And as if that wasn’t enough, Young had a pacemaker to regulate his heart condition.
The statement continued,
“Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many. 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.”
Rest in peace Malcom.