Rock Legend on Highway to Hell


Malcolm Young in 2010. Photo from Creative Commons.

While many were buys cooking turkeys or camping in front Best Buy or Walmart Rock’n’Roll lost another one of its legends last week. Malcolm Young brother of Angus Young, both guitarists for the iconic rock legends AC/DC, died last week at the age of 64. AC/DC was founded by the brothers in 1973.

Malcolm’s death was confirmed in a statement posted on AC/DC’s website: “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.”

Malcolm, along with the rest of AC/DC, have indefinitely left their mark in history. Malcolm is survived by his wife, O’Linda, two children, Cara and Ross, his son-in-law, Josh, three grandchildren and his sister and brother.

On AC/DC’s statement from their page: “For those wishing to send messages to the family please visit the Sydney Morning Herald Malcolm Young Memorial website which will be available next week.”

AC/DC was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, and they have sold over 72 million albums in the U.S.