Angus Young of the band AC/DC has died at the 64 after a three year battle with dementia. Young founded the group with his brother Angus in 1973. The band wrote the following statement on their Facebook page.
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.
You can listen to their hit song “Highway To Hell” below, which appeared on the band’s fifth album of the same name released in 1979.