We are deeply saddened to report that “Two Tickets To Paradise” singer Eddie Money has died at the age of 70. The news of Money’s passing comes just two weeks after revealing he has been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer.
In a statement, Money’s family says, “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.”
Money revealed his cancer diagnoses on this AXS TV reality series “Real Money” which follows the life of Money, his wife Laurie and their five children during the show’s second season. Money also went through a heart valve procedure earlier this summer. He canceled the rest of his 2019 tour dates back in July after a bout with pneumonia as well.
Money is best known for his hit songs “Two Tickets To Paradise”, “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Baby Hold On” which were huge hits in the 1970s and 1980s. Prior to becoming a musician Money initially felt that he was going to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a New York City cop, however, after entering the NYPD training program he decided to quit and move to California to pursue music on a full-time basis.
Over the course of his career, Money scored 11 Top 30 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 and his hit “Take Me Home Tonight” earned him a Grammy nomination.
Our sincere condolences go out to Eddie Money’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time!