Founding member of AC/DC Malcolm Young passed away this weekend.
He died Saturday, Nov. 18 at the age of 64 after a battle with dementia.
A statement on the band’s website and Facebook page read, “It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Malcolm Young, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Malcolm had been suffering from Dementia for several years and passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside.”
Tributes have poured in for the beloved guitarist. On Saturday, in Mexico City, the Foos paid tribute to Young.
“Tonight, we’re gonna play some rock and roll for you! We’re gonna play some rock and roll for Malcolm Young,” Foos frontman Dave Grohl said at the show.
Malcolm Young and brother Angus Young cofounded AC/DC in Australia in 1973. They are co-writers on every song the band released through 2014, including You Shook Me All Night Long, Highway to Hell and Back in Black.
AC/DC’s full statement on the passing of Malcolm Young:
Guns N’ Roses also paid tribute to Malcolm on the weekend. – Sarah