Musicians and entertainers have been honoring AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young via social media all weekend, following his passing at the age of 64.
Young’s family also released their own statement, which reads, “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.“
”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.”
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) November 18, 2017
This goes out to Malcolm Young.
He will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/gO1mWVuDeR
— Guns N’ Roses (@gunsnroses) November 19, 2017
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) November 18, 2017
Sad news about Malcolm Young. Dementia is such a horrible disease. pic.twitter.com/hpjrlffVLX
— Geezer Butler (@GZRMusic) November 18, 2017
“I’m sad to hear of the passing of Malcolm Young. 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. He was an incredible guitar player & the glue for that band onstage & off. RIP Malcolm, say hi to Bon.” – Joe
— Def Leppard (@DefLeppard) November 18, 2017
It is a sad day in rock and roll. Malcolm Young was my friend and the heart and soul of AC/DC. I had some of the best times of my life with him on our 1984 European tour. He will be missed and my deepest condolences to his family, bandmates and friends.
— Eddie Van Halen (@eddievanhalen) November 18, 2017
The driving engine of AC/DC has died.A tragic end for a sometimes unsung icon. One of the true greats. RIP. https://t.co/cJe1Xr17IA
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) November 18, 2017
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 the songs that inspired many of us to wanna be in a band.Condolences to his whole family,band mates and fans. RIP bad ass.
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) November 18, 2017
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) November 18, 2017
RIP Malcolm Young. Sweet, quiet man. Made all his noise with his guitar. AC/DC night at my house, and loud. Rock and roll ain’t noise pollution.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 18, 2017
GOD BLESS MALCOLM YOUNG – 1953 – 2O17 tBLSt SDMF pic.twitter.com/kZxtl4uG6L
— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) November 18, 2017
Sincerest condolences going out to the Young family today. Malcolm Young sadly passing too soon. Love ya Angus! pic.twitter.com/a3naL0CvdA
— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) November 18, 2017
Sad news today. Another legend gone. Rip Malcolm Young. Rock On!! pic.twitter.com/TTgZlsQOTY
— Vince Neil (@thevinceneil) November 19, 2017
RIP Malcolm Young. Like so many punk kids, AC-DC was the first metal band I was able to love. You brought us all together.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) November 18, 2017
I don’t think anybody would debate me when I say that #MalcolmYoung was the greatest rhythm guitar player of all time. And one of the best riff writers in rock history. @acdc is the GREATEST rock n roll band ever and Malcolm was the driving force behind them. Thanks for everything Mal…. we salute you. #RIPMalcolmYoung
RIP MALCOLM YOUNG. There would be no AC/DC without you . Undeniably one of the best rhythm players in rocknroll history and one of my favorite guitar players ever. 💔💔💔💔
— Brody D Homme (@BrodyDHomme) November 18, 2017
Malcolm Young, one of the best to do it pic.twitter.com/9kHJasyv00
— SPOON (@spoontheband) November 18, 2017
RIP Malcolm Young
He was the founding member of AC/DC & the engine that roared behind the most powerful band in the world.
He wrote Back In Black, Highway to Hell, You Shook Me All Night Long, Highway to Hell, so many songs…
Travel safely to the stars, Malcolm.
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) November 18, 2017
RIP Malcolm Young! That killer rhythm was all his and pure rock!
— marc maron (@marcmaron) November 18, 2017