Australian rockers and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers AC/DC have had a rough couple of year, losing two of its members to health issues.
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On November 18 one of those members passed on when co-founder Malcolm Young died as a result of Dementia at the age of 64. According to a statement issued by the family, Malcolm was surrounded by family at the time of his death.
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He was born Malcolm Mitchell Young on January 6, 1953 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Young family relocated to Australia when Malcolm was 10 years old. He formed AC/DC with younger brother Angus in 1973. Malcolm took on the rhythm guitar duties, leaving the lead guitar playing to Angus. Malcolm also sang backup vocals and shared the songwriting duties with Angus.
Since their forming over 40 years ago, AC/DC has sold over 200 million albums around the world – “Back in Black” accounting for some 50 million alone.
Predeceased by older brother George, Young is survived by his wife O’Linda, children Cara and Ross, grandchildren, and siblings. He also leaves behind a powerful musical legacy.
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