The Rock and Roll world is in mourning as another long-time musical legend has passed away—Malcolm Young. The infamous guitarist died on Saturday, November 18th at 64 years old surrounded by family members.
According to the Rolling Stone, the music artist was suffering from dementia for the past three years. The illness officially led to his retirement in 2014, but his musical talents were not forgotten.
Young is best-known for being the co-founder and playing as the guitarist in the band “AC/DC.” The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, reported CNN.
An official statement was released on the rock band’s Facebook page Saturday morning, “[Malcolm] leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.” Read the full statement below.
Fans and other celebrities took to social media to express their love and condolences. Ozzy Osbourne and Paul Stanley were among those who paid a tribute to Young via Twitter.
This news comes shortly after the death of his older brother, a producer and musician who also worked with AC/DC—George Young. George died at the end of October from unknown causes. He was 70 years old.
George and Malcolm’s youngest brother and member of AC/DC, 62-year-old Angus Young, is still alive and in good health.
Please keep the Young family in your prayers today. In other breaking news, a Tony award-winning actress also passed away recently.