Malcolm Young, the legendary guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, has died at 64 according to his bandmates.
“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” the group wrote on their official Facebook page Saturday morning.
In an additional statement on AC/DC’s website, the band noted “Malcolm had been suffering from Dementia for several years and passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside.”
Young and his brother Angus founded the iconic Australian rock group in 1973.
Back in 2014, the band announced Young was “taking a break from the band due to ill health.” Later that year, Young’s family revealed he had been suffering from dementia.