It has been confirmed that AC/DC founder, Malcolm Young, has died at the age of 64.
The rock band’s guitarist and songwriter passed away surrounded by his family after suffering from dementia for several years. In a statement, his brother Angus has described him as ‘unique’ and ‘very special’.
A statement on the band’s website read: “Today, it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.”
“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 endeavoured.”
Angus said Malcolm’s loyalty to the band’s fans was unshakeable:
“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.”
In September 2014 the band said Malcolm Young had left the group due to the onset of dementia.