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AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has died at 64

Rest in peace to a legend!

Musical legend, Malcolm Young, the guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, has died.

The Australian star was 64 and had been suffering with dementia for the past three years.

The musician leaves behind his wife O’Linda and two children.

In a statement made by Young’s family, it was said that Young passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

“Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many,” the statement read.

A further statement was also posted by his brother, and co-founder, Angus Young to the AC/DC Facebook page.

“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” it read.

“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.”

Famous musicians have expressed their condolences online.

Ozzy Osbourne posted to his Twitter to express his sadness for Young’s passing.

“So sad to learn of the passing of yet another friend, Malcolm Young,” the Tweet read.

“He will be sadly missed. God Bless @ACDC.”

Young, and his brother Angus, the creators of AC/DC, produced the famous riffs we all know and love.

From classic hits such as “Back in Black,” “Hells Bells,” to “Highway to Hell.”

When asked in a 2008 Rolling Stone interview about who runs AC/DC, Malcolm stated it was both him and his brother.

“We both do, because we were there from the start,” he said.

According to Angus Young, Malcolm had been battling dementia since 2008, but when asked if he still wanted to go through with what the band was doing, he replied, “sh*t yeah.”

Rest in peace, Malcolm Young.

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