On Saturday morning (November 18), founding member of AC/DC, Malcolm Young, passed away at the age of 64. According to the statement released by his family, 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.
Read it below.
I am saddened by the passing of my friend Malcolm Young, I can’t believe he’s gone.
We had such great times on the road.
I was always aware that he was a genius on guitar, his riffs have become legend, as has he.
I send out my love and sympathy to his wife Linda, his children Cara and Ross,
and Angus, who will all be devastated…. as we all are.
He has left a legacy that I don’t think many can match.
He never liked the celebrity side of fame, he was too humble for that.
He was the man who created AC/DC because he said “there was no Rock,n,Roll” out there.
I am proud to have known him and call him a friend, and I’m going to miss him so much.
I salute you, Malcolm Young.
– Brain Johnson, November 2017