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A pioneer of hard rock, the group has sold over 200 million albums since 1973.
Paris — The australian musician Malcolm Young, co-founder of the group AC/DC with his brother Angus, has died at the age of 64 years, on Saturday announced the legendary formation of hard rock on its account, Facebook, saluting the one who was the “driving force” of the group.
Suffering from dementia for several years, the musician has died surrounded by his loved ones. “As a guitarist, composer and visionary, he was a perfectionist and be unique,” said Angus Young on the social networks.
“As a brother, it is difficult to express in words what it has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special,” he continues. He leaves behind a tremendous legacy that will live always “.
Rhythm guitarist and confondateur of the group, Malcolm Young had to retire in 2014 before the release of the album Rock or Bust due to its problems of dementia.
A pioneer of hard rock, the group has sold over 200 million albums since 1973, and has composed classics such as Highway to Hell, Let There Be Rock or Back in Black.
The announcement of the disappearance of Malcolm Young comes a few weeks after the death of their brother George Young, who is considered the mentor of the group.