Malcolm Young, who co-founded the Australian rock band AC/DC, has died at the age of 64. As the band confirmed on an official Facebook page this Saturday, he had suffered dementia for several years.
Young ‘passed away peacefully with his family’
“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” the band confirmed on Facebook, although where he died was not mentioned.
Some of the band’s hits include ‘Highway to Hell’ and ‘Thunderstruck’
It was added that he “passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside.” He is survived by his brother, Angus. Another brother, George, who had served as a producer for the band, died this previous October.
A native of Scotland, Young and his family moved to Austrailia in 1963. Founding the band with his brother Angus, Malcolm Young was a songwriter, backing vocalist and guitarist for AC/DC, which was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Their hits include the 1979 song, Highway to Hell, the 1980 song, Back in Black, and the 1990 song, Thunderstruck.