DEAD: Malcolm Young

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Malcolm Young (aged 64)
Australian guitarist

Malcolm Mitchell Young (6 January 1953 – 18 November 2017) was a Scottish-born Australian musician and songwriter, best known as a co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the hard rock band AC/DC. Except for a brief absence in 1988, he was with the band from its November 1973 beginning until retiring in 2014 due to health reasons. Young and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

DEATH: On 26 September 2014, The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Young had been diagnosed with dementia and had been admitted to a nursing home where he could receive full-time care. A source close to Young was quoted in this article as saying that he had “complete loss of short-term memory”. Young’s family confirmed four days later that he had dementia, saying that Young “is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy”.

Young died from the disease on 18 November 2017 at the age of 64, at Lulworth House in Elizabeth Bay. His funeral was held at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney on 28 November. Young’s elder brother George Young died a few weeks before him, on 22 October 2017.

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