BREAKING: Singer Eddie Money Has Died at 70

Rebekah Sager
September 13, 2019 - 7:33 am

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Prolific singer and songwriter Eddie Money, known for such hits as "Take Me Home Tonight," and "Two Tickets to Paradise," has died at 70.

“The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning. 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," a statement from the family reads.

Money had been recently diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. 

Money announced his cancer diagnosis via a video last month from his AXS TV reality series "Real Money." In the video, Money says he discovered he had cancer after what he thought was a routine checkup. He said the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Money said it hit him "really, really hard."

He had numerous health problems recently, including heart valve surgery earlier this year and pneumonia after the procedure, leading to his cancellation of a planned summer tour.

A New York City native born Edward Joseph Mahoney, Money grew up in a family of police officers and was training in law enforcement himself before he rebelled and decided he'd rather be a singer.

"I grew up with respect for the idea of preserving law and order, and then all of a sudden cops became pigs and it broke my heart," Money told Rolling Stone in 1978.

Associated Press contributed to this story.