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AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies, aged 64

Young passed away surrounded by friends and family.

Malcolm Young
Malcolm Young
Image: AC/DC via Facebook

LEGENDARY GUITARIST AND rock band AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has died at the age of 64.

Young passed away surrounded by friends and family, following a battle with dementia.

In a statement released on Facebook, AC/DC paid to Young.

“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” the statement reads.

“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.

“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.

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