As confirmed by his household (by way of Pitchfork), AC/DC rhythm guitarist and founding member Malcolm Younger has died. No particular explanation for demise has been given, however Younger had been affected by dementia and had retired from the band in 2014 so he might search therapy. He was additionally recognized with lung most cancers in 2008, however it was efficiently handled. Younger was 64.
A press release on AC/DC’s Fb web page refers to younger because the “driving power behind the band” resulting from his “huge dedication and dedication,” additionally noting that the “took nice delight in all that he endeavored” and that this “loyalty to the followers was unsurpassed.” Angus Younger additionally added that the bond they shared as brothers was “distinctive and really particular,” saying Malcolm “leaves behind an infinite legacy that can dwell on eternally.”
Born in Scotland in 1953, Younger and his household moved to Sydney, Australia within the ‘60s. By 1973, he reportedly approached his brother Angus with the concept to begin a “no-nonsense” rock band, with them selecting the identify AC/DC to replicate the high-energy music they needed to make. Throughout a couple of lineup modifications, Angus and Malcolm Younger caught with the band—although Malcolm left briefly so he might deal with a ingesting drawback, with nephew Stevie Younger changing him—and the band shortly grew to become one of the vital in style and profitable rock bands in historical past.
Younger’s final dwell efficiency with AC/DC was on the band’s 2008 tour supporting Black Ice, and in 2014 he stepped down to deal with well being issues associated to lapses in focus and short-term reminiscence. He was ultimately recognized with dementia and retired completely, giving AC/DC his blessing to proceed making music in his absence.
Younger is survived by his spouse and two kids, who had been reportedly with him when he died.