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

Friends and family of AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young have paid tribute to the Australian rock star at his funeral in Sydney.

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

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

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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.

Malcolm Young died on November 18.

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.

“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.

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

“He took great pride in all that he endeavoured.

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”.

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

“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.

Malcolm Young died on November 18.
Malcolm Young's guitar is carried into the church for the funeral service. Picture: Getty
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