Eddie Money, dies at 70, Rock and Blues Muse

Eddie Money, veteran rock musician known for his hits including “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Baby Hold On” and “Take Me Home Tonight” has died at age 70, according to Variety.

The singer, saxophonist died Friday from complications due to stage 4 esophageal cancer.

“The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning,” the family said in a statement. “It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music.”

Money recently announced that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. His comments came in a video released last month for his AXS TV reality series, “Real Money,” a series about the singer’s life.

In the video, Money says he discovered he had cancer after a routine checkup with his doctor. The singer, whose real name is Edward Mahoney, learned that the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes. Money has had numerous health problems including heart valve surgery earlier this year and pneumonia after the procedure.

Eddie Money was signed to Columbia Records in 1976. His self-titled debut album earned double-platinum success. The album also included some of his classic hits. His career spanned more than four decades and he sold over 28 million records. His duet with Ronnie Spector earned him a Grammy nomination for “Best Male Rock Performance.”

Eddie Money is survived by his wife of more than 30 years and his five children. RIP.

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