Eddie Money Dies at 70 From Esophageal Cancer

September 13, 2019

According to a confirmed report by TMZ, '70s and '80s rock icon Eddie Money, known for hit songs like "Two Tickets to Paradise", "Take Me Home Tonight" and "Baby Hold On", has died at the age of 70.

The singer passed away due to complications from stage 4 esophageal cancer. "The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning," according to a statement released by his family. "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."

Eddie first discovered he was diagnosed with stage 2 esophageal cancer during the second season of his reality show Real Money in 2018.

Born Edward Joseph Mahoney, he was born in Brooklyn, NY to a family with a history of service in the NYPD. After serving on the force for 2 years, Eddie quit in 1968 and embarked to California to pursue his dreams of being a musician. He performed in local clubs in Berkeley, CA before signing a record deal with Columbia Records in 1976 where his debut self-titled album went double-plantinum.

Eddie's career spread over the course of four decades and sold over 28 million records.