Pipers lead procession at funeral of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young

Angus Young, the brother of Malcolm Young, front centre, carries a guitar as he leads the casket of his brother Malcolm Young, AC/DC co-founder and guitarist, from St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney. Picture: AP
Angus Young, the brother of Malcolm Young, front centre, carries a guitar as he leads the casket of his brother Malcolm Young, AC/DC co-founder and guitarist, from St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney. Picture: AP
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Friends and family of AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young have paid tribute to the Australian rock star at his funeral in Sydney.

The Scottish-born musician died on November 18 aged 64 after a battle with dementia.

Malcolm Young died on November 18.

Malcolm Young died on November 18.

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His younger brother and AC/DC bandmate, Angus Young, carried a guitar at the ceremony at St Mary’s Cathedral and placed it in the hearse.

Fellow rock stars Gary Anderson, Brian Johnson and ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd also attended the funeral where guitar picks were reportedly handed out to mourners.

Young was hailed as a “visionary” by his band as they paid tribute following his death.

“With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band,” they said in a statement on Facebook.

Malcolm Young's guitar is carried into the church for the funeral service. Picture: Getty

Malcolm Young's guitar is carried into the church for the funeral service. Picture: Getty

“As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man.

“He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.

“He took great pride in all that he endeavoured.

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“His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.”

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson and his wife Brenda walk in front of AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams as they leave St. Mary's Cathedral. Picture: Getty Images

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson and his wife Brenda walk in front of AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams as they leave St. Mary's Cathedral. Picture: Getty Images

The musician died “peacefully” with his family by his bedside, they added.

Angus said the bond he shared with his brother was “unique and very special”.

“He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever,” he added.

Young was replaced by his nephew Stevie for the band’s last tour promoting the 2014 album Rock Or Bust.

Malcolm is survived by his wife O’Linda, children Cara and Ross, son-in-law Josh, three grandchildren, sister and brother.