Former AC/DC Bassist Neil Smith Dies

Neil Smith, former bass player for AC/DC, has died following his fight with cancer. Smith's family posted a message to his official Facebook page, noting his long and painful struggle with the disease:

"Neil Smith passed away in the early hours of the morning, Sunday the 7th of April 2013. He was sleeping peacefully and surrounded by family. Neil is now in peace and is no longer battling with cancer," read the statement.

"There is not a person out there who has met him and not felt like their lives were better for the experience. He was a loving and devoted father, a loyal friend and all round generous person. He was larger than life, and his passing will be felt."

Smith played bass in the band prior to its 1975 breakthrough album, High Voltage. He later became a member of Rose Tattoo.

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