Malcolm Young and David Cassidy, both entertainment legends in their own right, died after bouts of dementia. They were 64 and 67, respectively.
Malcolm Young was the brother of Angus Young, who both created AC/DC a power rock and roll band which had more than 71 Million albums throughout its 44 years in existence. In 2003, the band accepted the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame eternally etched in rock history. Malcolm was the primary rhythm guitarist for the band, and through the years, was known for his originality and power chords that has stood the test of time.
David Cassidy is best known as Keith Partridge, the son of character, Shirley Partridge in the American 70’s sitcom, “The Partridge Family”. He’s a musician, singer, songwriter and actor, who arguably was one of the pioneers of the ‘bubblegum pop’ genre. His biggest hit was “I Think I Love You” and “Cherish”.
Dementia is a combination of symptoms, mostly aligned with decline of memory and other ‘thought’ skills. The reduction of these mental skills, become severe enough, where normal day-to-day functions become difficult and ultimately impossible. Alzheimer’s disease is one of these under the umbrella of ‘dementia’. Other less associated ‘dementia’ conditions include thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies.
Dementia is known generally by the lay person, as a ‘senility’ disease – which is incorrect. Being old, doesn’t mean automatic ‘dementia’.
Here’s how people reacted on Twitter, for both:
RIP Malcolm Young. Sweet, quiet man. Made all his noise with his guitar. AC/DC night at my house, and loud. Rock and roll ain't noise pollution.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 18, 2017
It is a sad day in rock and roll. Malcolm Young was my friend and the heart and soul of AC/DC. I had some of the best times of my life with him on our 1984 European tour. He will be missed and my deepest condolences to his family, bandmates and friends.
— Eddie Van Halen (@eddievanhalen) November 18, 2017
— maryanne hobbs (@maryannehobbs) November 19, 2017
Malcolm Young explica que Rock n roll tem swing pic.twitter.com/kyjfXgtOqn
— GABRIEL PINHEIRO (@GABRlELPlNHElRO) November 19, 2017
— Navelgazing Writer (@NavelgazeWriter) November 19, 2017
You know you get old when you hear that #DavidCassidy is on his way out and you are transported immediately to the innocent joy you experienced when his photo was yet again on a teen magazine and you had still money to buy it.
— Sybil Sanderson (@Sometimes_Sybil) November 19, 2017
— Vanessa Julia Lutz (@AngelaMcCourt55) November 19, 2017
Thinking about an old friend and truly sweet guy. Wishing David Cassidy and his family a peaceful road ahead, wherever the road leads. pic.twitter.com/hAYHLCzVAi
— David Steven Cohen (@CohenDS) November 18, 2017
David Cassidy & Shirley Jones pic.twitter.com/IlwBdmvUvb
— MrGoldenOldies (@Golden0ldies) November 18, 2017