AC/DC rocker dies aged 64

Legendary Australian rockstar Malcolm Young has died, aged 64, after years of battling dementia.

Three years ago, the band announced Young needed to step down to receive treatment for dementia, shortly after this he retired permanently.

Young created many of the band’s most popular guitar riffs, including Back in Black, Highway to Hell and You Shook Me All Night Long.


The band released an official statement confirming his death.

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

“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.”

Vale, Malcolm Young.