Po bitki z zahrbtno boleznijo je v 65. letu starosti umrl avstralski glasbenik in tekstopisec, znan predvsem kot so-ustanovitelj in ritem kitarist AC/DC, Malcolm Mitchell Young.
Razen kratkega obdobja v letu 1988, je Malcolm Young kot ustanovni član z AC/DC deloval od samega začetka v novembru 1973, do leta 2014, ko je zaradi težav z zdravjem skupino zapustil. Danes, 18. novembra 2017, je po dolgem spopadu z demenco in rakom na pljučih preminil v krogu svoje družine.
“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.
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.
As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man.
He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.
He took great pride in all that he endeavored.
His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.
As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special.
He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.
Malcolm, job well done.”
so na uradnem Facebook profilu zapisali člani benda danes zgodaj popoldan. Malcolm je svet zapustil le dva tedna za svojim bratom, Georgeom Youngom.
Malcolm, naj ti bo zemlja lahka. Hvala za tvoj prispevek k rokenrolu kot ga poznamo.