AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Dies

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Sunday November 19, 2017:- Malcolm Young, co-founder of AC/DC, with his brother Angus, has died aged 64, after suffering from dementia for the past three years. It was only last month George Young, their older brother and former member of The Easybeats, died aged 70.

Malcolm Young’s family issued the following statement: “It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Malcolm Young, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother.  Malcolm had been suffering from Dementia for several years and passed away peacefully on Saturday with his family by his bedside.

“Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many.  From the outset, he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show.  Nothing less would do for their fans.

“Malcolm is survived by his loving wife O’Linda, children Cara and Ross, son-in-law Josh, three grandchildren, sister and brother.

“While thanking all for their overwhelming support and heartfelt condolences, the family ask that you respect their privacy during this time of heartbreak and grief.  For those wishing to send messages to the family please visit the Sydney Morning Herald tribute site for Malcolm Young which will be available later today. The family have asked instead of flowers to send donations to The Salvation Army.”

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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