Malcolm Young, guitar rock legend and co-founder of AC/DC, has passed away after a late life battle with dementia.
Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.
Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC.
With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band.
As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man.
He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.
He took great pride in all that he endeavored.
His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.
As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special.
He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.
Malcolm, job well done.
Here are some of the tributes that have been posted…
In loving memory of the man who made it all possible. Malcolm Young, your legacy will live on. Rock in peace. pic.twitter.com/d2g42MB0ms
— AC/DC (@ACDCGALLERY) November 18, 2017
Malcolm Young, we sa⚡️ute you. 1953 – 2017 pic.twitter.com/tT5Oz5bzIe
— MSG (@TheGarden) November 18, 2017
It is a sad day in rock and roll. Malcolm Young was my friend and the heart and soul of AC/DC. I had some of the best times of my life with him on our 1984 European tour. He will be missed and my deepest condolences to his family, bandmates and friends.
— Eddie Van Halen (@eddievanhalen) November 18, 2017
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) November 18, 2017
— Ms. FemBO$$™ (@MsFemBoss) November 18, 2017
— Slash (@Slash) November 18, 2017
Thank you, Malcolm for the songs, and the feel, and the cool, and the years of losing control to your rock and roll. I will do just that tonight, for you. pic.twitter.com/dnwm1uRFqd
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) November 18, 2017