The influential guitarist and one of the main driven forces of AC/DC passed away today
BREAKING: Malcolm Young Dead At 64
The legendary AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young passed away today at age 64. Malcolm Mitchell Young was born on January 6th 1953 in Glasgow, Scotland. Though his younger brother Angus is the more visible of the brothers, Malcolm has been described as the driving force and the leader of the band. He also added that despite his retirement from the band, AC/DC was determined to continue making music with his blessing In April 2014, Young became seriously ill and was unable to continue performing. On 16 April 2014, AC/DC released a note stating that Young would be “taking a break from the band due to ill health”. However, singer Brian Johnson stated that despite earlier reports, AC/DC are not retiring: “We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver. We’re going to pick up guitars, have a plonk and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens we’ll record it.” In July, Johnson revealed that Young was in hospital receiving treatment for an unspecified condition and during May recording sessions had been replaced in the studio by guitarist Stevie Young, his nephew. On 24 September 2014, the band’s management announced that Young would not be rejoining the band. Stevie Young continued to fill in for Malcolm on the band’s 2015 Rock or Bust World Tour. On 26 September 2014, The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Young has dementia and has been admitted to a nursing home where he can receive full-time care. A source close to Young was quoted in this article as saying that he has “complete loss of short-term memory”. Young’s family confirmed four days later that he has dementia, saying that Young “is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy”. Young’s death was confirmed on the official AC/DC Facebook page today.
Look back at some of Malcolm Young’s best moments in AC/DC
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