By Chris Zuver, A&E Editor
On November 18, Malcolm Young, rhythm guitarist and co-founder of Australia’s infamous rock group AC/DC passed away at age 64 after a battle with dementia that had been confirmed back in 2014.
He was one of the three Young brothers involved with the band, including surviving brother and lead guitarist Angus Young and producer George Young, who died late last month at the age of 70.
Malcolm was born in 1953 in Glasgow, Scotland. At the age of 10, he emigrated with his family to Australia.
He went on to co-found AC/DC with his brother Angus in 1973. During his years in the band, Young wrote some of their greatest hits including “Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell,” and “You Shook Me All Night Long.”
On the morning of his passing, two statements were released on the band’s website.
The first one was from his family. It described him as a “beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother” and stated that he had “passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside.
The statement continued, “Renowned for his musical prowess Malcolm was a songwriter, a guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many.”
The second statement was from his brother, Angus.
“He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted,” wrote Angus. “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.”