AC/DC’s co-founder Malcolm Young dead aged 64

The rock legend passed away with his family at his bedside earlier this morning

AC/DC’s co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter Malcolm Young has died aged 64.

The legendary guitarist passed away surrounded by family, following a long battle with dementia.

He was born on January 6, 1953 in Glasgow, Scotland, Young was best know for being the driving force behind the hard rock band.

Along with his younger brother Angus, he wrote the band’s material and came up with many of their biggest and best guitar riffs.

In April 2014 it was announced that he would take a temporary leave of absence to receive treatment for dementia, before retiring permanently in September that same year.

He was replaced by his nephew Stevie for the band’s last tour promoting the 2014 album Rock Or Bust, with his blessing.
He is survived by his wife O’Linda and two children.
RIP Malcolm.