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AC/DC guitarist, co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

Last Updated Nov 18, 2017 at 10:58 am EDT

PHOTO: Charles Brewer Source: News Limited

Sad news for fans of the classic rock band AC/DC.

The band announced on Facebook that guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young has died at the age of 64.

Young had been suffering from dementia for years, and in a statement, the band says Malcolm died peacefully Saturday with his family by his side.

Young is survived by his wife, Linda, and two children, Cara and Ross.

You can read full statements from AC/DC and Young’s family below.

“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.”