Malcolm Young, the AC/DC co-founder whose brash guitar riffs, tight songwriting and live-wire personality defined an era of rock ’n’ roll, has died. He was 64.
AC/DC announced his death on its official Facebook page on Saturday. The exact time, location and cause of his death were not immediately made public. Young had been diagnosed with dementia in 2014 and did not perform with the group on its recent comeback tour. The statement said that he died peacefully in the company of close family.
“Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many,” the band