Legendary AC/DC Member Dies at 64

… After a long battle with dementia.
November 19, 2017

Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, passed away this Saturday, November 19. He was 64. The star was forced to retire from the ‘70s band because he had been suffering with dementia for the past three years.

"Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young," AC/DC wrote in a statement.

"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."

Rest in peace, Malcolm Young!