WASHINGTON –Another great rock star's death. Malcolm Young, songwriter, and guitarist for the rock band AC/DC has died at 64, according to the band's official Facebook page.
Malcolm Young died peacefully on Saturday with his family by his bedside, a statement on AC/DC's Facebook page said.
"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," Angus Young said.
Young's family confirmed he had been suffering from dementia since 2014.
Malcolm's death comes after the death of his older brother, George, AC/DC's longtime producer, back in October. He was 70.
Young is survived by his wife, Linda Young, and two children.
AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. AC/DC themselves call themselves as simply "Rock and Roll", but they have also been considered a heavy metal band.
Brothers Malcolm, Angus, and George Young were originally born in Glasgow, Scotland, and moved to Sydney in 1960s.
From their official website:
<blockquote>”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.”</blockquote>