Malcolm made history with his manic guitar riffs in You Shook Me All Night Long and Highway to Hell.

Photo: Mick Hutson

It was on a Saturday when guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, Malcolm Young, passed away peacefully at the age of 64 with his family by his bedside.

Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” the band wrote in a statement.

Back in 2014, his band announced that Malcolm needed to take a break from being a rockstar due to his illness, without stating what the illness was. It was only 5 months after the announcement did they mention that he had been suffering from dementia for several years.

Malcolm had surely left a huge legacy behind him after his passing, and drove his band AC/DC to the top since 1973.

Celebrities took to Twitter to express their sorrow over another loss in 2017:

Listen to one of the ultimate Rock & Roll classics, Back In Black. Farewell, Malcolm Young.

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