AC/DC founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

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"Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young", the band stated in the post.

David Cassidy in critical condition The American singer and actor David Cassidy was in a critical condition in a Florida hospital last night with organ failure. He was 64 and had been suffering from dementia for the last three years.

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In the 1980s, Malcolm Young's battle with alcoholism forced him to leave the band temporarily; during that break, Stevie Young also filled in for his uncle. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. Angus is still with the band and appeared on their latest tour, the Rock or Bust trek. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.

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Another Young sibling, the AC/DC producer and Easybeats guitarist George Young, died in October at age 70. It cites a prior interview with Angus that touched on Malcolm's condition: "Malcolm was always very organised [so] it was kind of odd".

The Young brothers were born in Glasgow, Scotland and lived there until the early '60s when the family emigrated to Sydney, Australia.

Young's fellow musicians, as well as rock n' roll fans, voiced their condolences Saturday on Twitter. Angus quickly became one of rock's most unusual frontmen, and the contrast between his schoolboy clothes and the band's crushing riffs only made them seem heavier. "It was great to get the opportunity to open for AC/DC on the Highway To Hell tour & we certainly learned a thing or two", Elliott wrote in a statement published to Def Leppard's social media accounts. Still, the band remained a formidable touring force and continued to pack in giant crowds across the globe, its crushing sound and simple lyrics needing no translation.

In April of 2014, AC/DC announced that Young would be " taking a break from the band to ill health", without disclosing the nature of his illness; in September of that same year, the band revealed that he had dementia. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen said "it is a sad day in rock and roll".

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