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AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies aged 64
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AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies aged 64

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has passed away at the age of 64. 

The band confirmed the news of Young (pictured far right)'s passing over the weekend on their official website. 

They wrote: "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."

They continued: "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 endeavoured. 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."

Young founded AC/DC along with his brother Angus in 1973, played with the band until 2014 when he retired from touring as he was battling dementia. 

During the course of his career with AC/DC, Young sold over 200 million records with the band and was a key feature of all, but one of their 16 studio albums, including iconic LPs like Back In Black and Highway To Hell. 

Tributes to Young have poured in with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Brian May and Guns N' Roes all paying homage to Young, a selection of the tributes are included below:







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