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AC/DC’s Malcolm Young laid to rest at private funeral service in Sydney

Malcolm Young © Getty Images

The funeral for AC/DC legend Malcolm Young took place in Sydney, Australia today (28th November).

Those who attended the service at St Mary’s Cathedral included Malcolm's brother Angus Young, nephew Stevie Young and his fellow AC/DC band mates from over the years Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams, Brian Johnson and Mark Evans.

Alongside Malcolm’s wife Linda, daughter Cara and son Ross, close friends Jimmy Barnes, Rose Tattoo’s Angry Anderson, The Easybeats’ Harry Vanda, concert promoter Michael Chugg and Sony Music CEO Denis Handlin also attended the ceremony.

The cathedral entrance was also lined with hundreds of AC/DC fans who wanted to pay their respects to the guitar icon.

Guitar picks inscribed with an AC/DC lightning strike and Malcolm’s date of birth and death were handed out to attendees inside the order of service.

The order of service and guitar pick © PA Images

A statement in the program from Mal's family thanked mourners “for your love, support and overwhelming outpouring of kindness during this time. His enormous legacy to his family and the music industry worldwide will never be forgotten."

Malcolm’s cherished Gretsch guitar ‘The Beast’ rested on top of his coffin during the service where eulogies were read by family member Bradley Horsburgh and David Albert from Albert Music who remembered him as a "humble man" and a "musical mastermind."

Following the ceremony, Angus Young poignantly carried ‘The Beast’ guitar out of the cathedral and placed it inside the hearse.

The funeral cortege then made its way down College Street led by the Scots College Pipes who played a medley of songs including AC/DC's ‘It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)’ and traditional Australian songs ‘Waltzing Matilda’ and ‘Along the Road to Gundagai.’

Rightfully regarded as one of the greatest and most influential rhythm guitarists of all time, Malcom Young died on Saturday 18th November after battling dementia for several years.

Over the past few days, two Malcolm Young murals have appeared on AC/DC Lane in Melbourne painted by local artist Lushsux. The paintings have become a focal point for fans to come and pay their respects. 

Lushsux mural © Getty Images

Lushsux mural © Getty Images

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