AC/DC guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young has died aged 64.

The legendary rocker passed away surrounded by his family, following a battle with dementia.

In a statement, his family said: "Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many.


"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."

The band's Facebook page added that rather than flowers, the family requested donations to the Salvation Army be made instead.

On the official AC/DC website a post reads: "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 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.

Credit: PA

"He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.

"Malcolm, job well done."

Sources: AC/DC; news.com.au

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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