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REST IN PEACE … AC/DC founder Malcolm Young is laid to rest

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REST IN PEACE
AC/DC founder Malcolm Young is laid to rest in tear filled funeral

 

 

 

Daily Mail — Grieving friends and family of the late Malcolm Young have farewelled the legendary Australian guitarist at his funeral in Sydney.

The AC/DC co-founder, 64, died on Saturday with his family by his bedside, after a three-year battle with dementia.

AC_DC_Malcolm_Young_Nov_28_2017_1aYoung’s casket was carried from St Mary’s Cathedral, in Sydney, where the funeral for the Australian music icon was held, as his brother Angus stood clutching his guitar.

Fellow rock stars, including Gary ‘Angry’ Anderson, Brian Johnson and ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, were there to mourn the passing of the man widely considered the best rhythm guitarist of all time.

The cathedral entrance was also lined with doting fans who wanted to pay their respects to the late superstar.

Rocker Jimmy Barnes attended with wife Jane, with the couple pictured consoling each other outside the cathedral.

Malcolm’s wife, Linda, and son Ross were pictured side-by-side as they left the funeral, with Ross wearing dark sunglasses.

AC/DC’s former lead singer Brian Johnson appeared inconsolable at the funeral alongside his wife Brenda, with the couple walking hand in hand as they left St Mary’s Cathedral.

Cliff Williams, who retired as AC/DC’s bassist in 2016, also joined his fellow bandmates in farewelling the legendary guitarist.

While Harry Vanda, who helped form the Easybeats with Malcolm’s older brother George Young, was also among the mourners.

Guitar picks inscribed with the date of Young’s birth and death were given to mourners as they entered the church.

While Angus Young was pictured carrying his brother’s beloved black guitar – nicknamed ‘the beast’ – following the service.

Members of the Young family chose not to speak during the service, however a statement in the program thanked everyone for their ‘love, support and overwhelming outpouring of kindness’.

Read the full story at Daily Mail.

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