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Rock legend passes away

The co-founder of one of the world's biggest rock bands has died.

Malcolm Young has passed away at age 64.

Malcolm formed iconic Australian rock band AC/DC with his brother and lead guitarist, Angus Young, in 1974.

A statement on the AC/DC website said the band’s members are feeling a “deep, heartfelt sadness” following news of his death, adding that Malcolm was “the driving force behind the band.”

The band has sold more than 200 million albums.

“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 with his family by his bedside,” said a statement on the band's Facebook page.

“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.”

- with files from CTV News

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