Rock On, Malcolm Young

Rock On, Malcolm Young

Amanda Mourelatos, Co-Editor of Cougart and Community Builder

“As his brother, it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done,” says Malcolm Young’s brother, Angus Young, about Malcolm’s recent passing. Malcolm Young, former AC/DC founding member passed on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at the age of only 64. He had been suffering from dementia, a mental illness that causes memory disorders and personality changes, for three years and it caused him to retire from the band. AC/DC mentioned that Malcolm died with family at his side; he was at peace when he passed.

Saturday was a sad day for the fellow rock fans, and lots of people were broken up about the passing of Malcolm Young. Ozzy Osbourne said, “So sad to learn of the passing of yet another friend, Malcolm Young.” Eddie Van Halen mentioned, “Malcolm Young was my friend and the heart and soul of AC/DC…He will be missed and my deepest condolences go out to his family, bandmates, and friends.” “RIP Malcolm Young, one of the greatest rhythm guitarists whose recordings will continue to rock our world. too young,” said Lisa Loeb. “What an amazing bond between 2 brothers; my heart and eternal respect go out to his brother Angus at the time,” says Dave Hause. “Heavy heart hearing of Malcolm Young’s passing. Not only did he co-found one of the greatest bands in the world, he co-wrote songs that inspired many of us to wanna be in a band, ” mentions Nikki Sixx. Foo Fighters said, “Thank you, Malcolm, for the songs, and the feel, and the cool, and the years of losing control to your rock and roll. I will do just that tonight, for you.”

Malcom and Angus Young; the best of brothers.

Malcolm told PEOPLE the story behind their band name: “You could simply remember it; that’s why we chose it. We were still young and naïve.” Turns out, he was right; AC/DC will forever be remembered along with Malcolm Young and his great contributions to rock and roll.

Sources: Rolling Stone, Reuters, People