The music world is reeling after the death of Malcolm Young, the co-founder and rhythm guitarist of AC/DC. Young continued touring with the band until 2014, when his dementia diagnosis forced him to leave the band that he'd co-founded and headlined for more than four decades.
The Young family became a phenomenon for their role in shaping the rock world with hard-hitting music that bridged generations.
Malcolm "leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever", the band said.
"He took great pride in all that he endeavoured".
"Recognized for its musical feats, Malcolm was an author, guitarist, performer, producer and a visionary who has inspired many".More news: 'F--- TRUMP' truck driver has been arrested
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Angus Young (L) and Malcolm Young (R) of the Australian rock band AC/DC are pictured September 15, 2000.
Young's family said he passed away peacefully Saturday with his family at his bedside.
"His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed", he wrote. "As a brother, it is hard for me to say with words what he has meant in my life. Malcolm, job well done", he said, according to Rolling Stone. George Young had served as producer for AC/DC and guitarist for the band Easybeats.
They're in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and Angus' schoolboy costume has even spent time in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Young's fellow musicians, as well as rock n' roll fans, voiced their condolences Saturday on Twitter.
His two children, Ross and Cara, and three grandchildren survive him.