Malcolm made history with his manic guitar riffs in You Shook Me All Night Long and Highway to Hell.
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:
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) November 18, 2017
RIP Malcolm Young. Sweet, quiet man. Made all his noise with his guitar. AC/DC night at my house, and loud. Rock and roll ain’t noise pollution.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 18, 2017
It is a sad day in rock and roll. Malcolm Young was my friend and the heart and soul of AC/DC. I had some of the best times of my life with him on our 1984 European tour. He will be missed and my deepest condolences to his family, bandmates and friends.
— Eddie Van Halen (@eddievanhalen) November 18, 2017
Listen to one of the ultimate Rock & Roll classics, Back In Black. Farewell, Malcolm Young.