AC/DC producer George Young has died at the age of 70.
AC/DC said in a statement the band would not exist without Young’s “help and guidance”.
“As a musician, songwriter, producer, advisor and much, much more, you could not ask for a more dedicated and professional man,” the statement read.
“You could not ask for a finer brother. We will always remember him with gratitude and hold him close to our hearts.”
George Young was born in Scotland in 1946 but emigrated to Australia with his family when he was still a child. He was the oldest brother of Australian rock legends Malcolm and Angus Young.
Young was also known for co-producing AC/DC’s early albums, including TNT, Dirty Deeds Done Cheap and Let There Be Rock.