Former AC/DC bassist Paul Matters has died.
His friend Rod Wescombe announced Matters' death on Facebook, writing that he was "shocked and saddened" by the news, reports the Independent.
Matters joined the band in 1975, after the recording of their album High Voltage. However, he was fired by Bon Scott just weeks later, being replaced by Mark Evans.
"I first met Paul in 1973 when he was playing bass in 'Armageddon' at a gig in Hamilton, Newcastle NSW," Wescombe wrote.
"When I was living in Toronto he would drop into the house in the late hours to party and he loved to party."
"I moved to Sunshine on the lake further south and Paul would drop in to chill whenever he was in the area. I recall he could always make me laugh when he was in the mood."
Matters' cause of death has not been confirmed, but Wescombe said his old friend had "ailing health".