Tuesday 20 August 2019

Music stars pay tribute to AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young

He died at 64 after suffering from dementia.

Malcolm Young death
Malcolm Young death

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Stars of the music world have paid tribute to Malcolm Young after the AC/DC guitarist died at the age of 64.

The co-founder of the rock band had been suffering from dementia.

A statement from American punk band Dropkick Murphys posted on Twitter said: “We are deeply saddened to have heard the news of the passing of Malcolm Young from AC/DC.

“Malcolm was the heart and soul of AC/DC and as fine an example as any to rhythm guitarists everywhere. Rock In Peace, Malcolm. Hope we see you up there. Love Dropkick Murphys .”

Scottish band Biffy Clyro wrote: “Rest in peace Malcolm Young x.”

Pulled Apart By Horses added: “Gone, but he’ll never be forgotten. RIP Malcolm Young xx.”

Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale wrote: “Our Thoughts & Prayers Are With His Family, Friends & Fans…Great Guy …A Pleasure To Know…Truly Missed, Malcolm…XX”

Guitarist Robert Caggiano added: “You wrote the best riffs in the best band and you changed the world. #legend.”

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