Malcolm Young of AC/DC Dies After Dementia Battle

Band co-founder/guitarist was 64
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2017 8:45 AM CST

"Malcolm, job well done." So ends a Facebook post from Australian rock behemoth AC/DC announcing the death of band co-founder/guitarist Malcolm Young. He was 64 and reportedly died with his family at his bedside. Rolling Stone reports Young's three-year battle with dementia had led him to step way from the band he and brother Angus Young created in 1973. Nephew Stevie took his place for the band's final tour, which promoted the 2014 album Rock Or Bust, notes Australia's ABC. It cites a prior interview with Angus that touched on Malcolm's condition: "Malcolm was always very organised [so] it was kind of strange. For the first time I'd seen him disorganized, being confused about a lot of things. That's when it kind of, you know, hit me. Something was not right with him."

More from the post: "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." (More AC/DC stories.)

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