Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' and 'Take Me Home Tonight' singer, dies at 70
Sept. 13, 2019
Eddie Money, the singer behind hits like “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” and “Baby Hold On,” died on Friday morning, according to a family statement. He was 70.
“The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning,” the statement, given to Variety , reads. “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 rep for Money did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
In June, Money continued recovery after undergoing a heart valve procedure . His family thanked his friends and fans for their support. By July, the recuperation process was still on-going, but Money needed to “ postpone all tour dates ” and the release of his album.
In August, during an episode of his ATX show Real Money , the musician revealed his cancer battle.
“I thought I was going in for a check-up and [the doctor] told me I have cancer,” Money said. “We found out that I had cancer and that it was stage 4 and that it was in my liver and my lymph nodes and a little bit in my stomach.” He added, “It hit me really, really hard.”
On Monday, TMZ reported Money was forced to stop his cancer treatment due to complications with his heart valve surgery.
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