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Malcolm Young of AC/DC Dead at 64

Malcolm Young of AC/DC Dead at 64

His illness reportedly contributed to his death. Further information about Linda and their relationship was not immediately known.

AC/DC was founded in Sydney, Australia by two brothers, Malcolm (the seventh of eight children in the Young family) and his older brother Angus.

"With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band", a statement from AC/DC read.

"Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many", the band said in its statement. From the beginning, he always knew what he wanted to accomplish, and with his younger brother, he has conquered the music scene by giving the best of himself at every concert.

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

"He took great pride in all that he endeavoured".

"His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed", he wrote. In the almost 50,000 comments, fans mourned the famous guitarist, who co-wrote all of AC/DC's hit songs.

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His exacting, blues-driven guitar work was the foundation for AC/DC's sound, and Young was widely considered one of rock's greatest rhythm guitarists. "As a brother, it is hard for me to say with words what he has meant in my life".

"He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done".

Its influence on the burgeoning heavy metal scene of the 1980s can't be understated - their songs have been covered by hundreds of artists including Guns N' Roses, whose Axl Rose filled in for Johnson on a 2016 AC/DC tour - but less obvious was the influence it had on other forms of music.

According to Angus Young, Malcolm started battling symptoms of dementia before they made their 2008 album Black Ice, but he was "still capable of knowing what he wanted to do".

Young and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. The LP, whose cover was an all-black tribute to Scott, sported some its most popular singles, including "You Shook Me All Night Long", "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution", "Hells Bells" and the title track.

Young's fellow musicians, as well as rock n' roll fans, voiced their condolences Saturday on Twitter.


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