Malcolm Young, Co-Founder of AC/DC Dies at 64

Malcolm Young’s death comes only weeks after his older brother, George, passed away.

Malcolm Young, the legendary co-founder and guitarist of AC/DC has died. He was 64.

Born in Scotland in 1953, Young was a driving force in the creation of AC/DC in 1973. The band posted a message on their Facebook regarding the death:


“It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Malcolm Young, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Malcolm had been suffering from Dementia for several years and passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside.
Renowned for his musical prowess Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many. From the outset, he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. Nothing less would do for their fans.
Malcolm is survived by his loving wife O’Linda, children Cara and Ross, son-in-law Josh, three grandchildren, sister and brother.
While thanking all for their overwhelming support and heartfelt condolences, the family ask that you respect their privacy during this time of heartbreak and grief.
For those wishing to send messages to the family please visit the Sydney Morning Herald Malcolm Young Memorial website which will be available next week.
The family have asked instead of flowers to send donations to The Salvation Army.”

The 64-year-old announced in April 2014 he was stepping aside from music to get treatment for his dementia He later officially retired that September. During that time, the band released an album and his oldest brother’s son, Stevie, later filled in for him as they toured and promoted the album.

Young is survived by his wife Linda, two children Cara and Ross, his son-in-law Josh, three grandchildren, a sister and a brother.

Hensley Carrasco
Hensley graduated from the University of Rhode Island where he was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, the Good 5 Cent Cigar. He founded the site with hopes to add to the ever-growing digital music newsroom. Hensley generally writes about Hip-Hop, but other genres are not out of his writing spectrum. On the side, Hensley is a photographer, specializing in concert photography.

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