The musician’s family announced the tragic news on Facebook November 18, 2017 – 15:00 GMT Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon Scottish rocker Malcolm Young, who co-founded the band AC/DC died in his sleep on Saturday morning Scottish rocker Malcolm Young, who co-founded the hit group AC/DC, has passed away aged 64. The Glasgow-born musician dead peacefully in his sleep, his family revealed via Facebook on Saturday. “Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many,” the announcement read. “From the outset, he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. Nothing less would do for their fans.” GALLERY: Stars gone too soon The legendary guitarist had been suffering from dementia for some time. He is best known for being the driving force behind the band he co-founded with his younger brother Angus. His death comes just weeks after the death of his older brother, Easybeats guitarist and AC/DC producer George Young. A tribute on the band’s official website read: “Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force… Read full this story
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