Eddie Money Dies at 70

2019-09-13

Story by Charles Ken

Eddie Money, the musician behind songs such as “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Two Tickets to Paradise,” has passed away

Eddie Money has passed away at the age of 70. Money recently announced that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer and had canceled his remaining 2019 concerts to receive treatment.

According to a statement from his family, Money “passed away peacefully early this morning (Sept. 13).”

“It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him,” the statement added. “We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music.”

Money was best known for creating chart-topping rock hits such as “Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight.” He broke out in the 1970s and ’80s rock scene with the former two songs, such both made it into the top 25 on the rock chart. In the ’80s, Money scored a No. 1 hit on the rock charts and Grammy nomination for “Take Me Home Tonight,” which featured Ronnie Spektor.

In 2018, Money and his family launched a reality TV show called “Real Money” on AXS TV. He discussed his cancer diagnosis in a recent episode, stating, “What I don’t want to do is I don’t want to keep the fact that I have cancer from everybody. It’s not honest. I want to be honest with everybody. I want people to know that cancer [treatment] has come a long way and not everybody dies from cancer like they did in the Fifties and Sixties. Am I going to live a long time? Who knows? It’s in God’s hands.”

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