Malcolm Young Age, Death Cause, Career, Family, Biography & More

Malcolm Young

Full NameMalcolm Mitchell Young
ProfessionMusician, Songwriter, Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 160 m
in feet inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColorHazel Brown
Hair ColorLight Blonde
Personal Life
Date of BirthJanuary 6, 1953
Birth PlaceGlasgow, Scotland
Date of DeathNovember 18, 2017
Place of DeathSydney, Australia
Age (at the time of death) 64 Years
Death CauseDementia
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
HometownGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutIn 1973, when he established AC/DC
FamilyFather- William Young
Mother- Margaret Young
Brother- Stephen, Alex, George,
George Young
Malcolm (right) with his brother Angus Young
Alexander Young
Sister- Margaret
ReligionNot Known
HobbiesTraveling, Listening to music
Favorite Things
Favorite music companyMarshall Amplification
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseLinda Young
Malcolm Young and Linda Young
ChildrenSon- Ross Young
Malcolm with his son
Daughter- Cara Young
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$100 million

Malcolm Young

Some Lesser Known Facts About Malcolm Young

  • Did Malcolm Yong smoke?: Not Known
  • Did Malcolm Yong drink alcohol?: Yes (sometimes)
  • In 1963, Malcolm immigrated to Australia from Scotland, settling in Sydney with his parents and siblings.
  • His older brother, Alex, remained in Scotland and later established the London-based group Grapefruit.
  • In November 1973, Malcolm founded AC/DC after the breakup of the Newcastle-based band The Velvet Underground. Malcolm soon asked Angus to join when they were 20 and 18 years old respectively.
  • As a songwriter, Malcolm wrote ‘Back In Black,’ ‘Highway to Hell,’ ‘You Shook Me All Night Long,’ and many other songs.
  • In April 2014, Malcolm got seriously ill and was unable to continue performing.
  • On April 16, 2014, AC/DC stated that Young would be “taking a break from the band due to ill health.”
  • On September 26, 2014, ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’ reported that Young had dementia and had been admitted to a nursing home where he could receive full-time care.
  • At the beginning of 2016, Malcolm was diagnosed with lung cancer. However, it was cured after surgery.

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