Malcolm Young

 

 

Age: 64

 

Summary: rhythm guitarist and the guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped to create such head-banging anthems as Highway to Hell, Hells Bells, and Back in Black while his younger brother Angus Young, the group's school-uniform-wearing lead guitarist, was the public face of the band, who was its key writer and leader as the rest of the band watched for onstage changes and cutoffs, which was remarkably consistent for over 40 years with its mix of driving hard rock, lusty lyrics, and bluesy shuffles, selling over 200 million albums, surviving the loss of its first singer, and creating one of the greatest rock records ever with Back in Black, the world's second best-selling album behind Michael Jackson's Thriller.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from dementia

 

Born: January 6, 1953

 

Died: November 18, 2017

 

Location: Sydney, Australia