Money passes less than a year after being diagnosed
Eddie Money has died at the age of 70 following complications of esophageal cancer. The singer’s family shared the news on Friday (Sept 13th) morning, after unveiling the diagnosis last month.
“The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning,” the family says via a statement to Variety. “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.”
The “Two Tickets To Paradise” singer received the diagnosis last fall while taping the second season of his popular AXS TV reality series, Real Money. The cancer started in Money’s esophagus but has spread to other parts of his body.
“I thought I was going in for a check-up and [the doctor] told me I have cancer,” Money says in a show clip. “We found out that I had cancer and that it was stage four and that it was in my liver and my lymph nodes and a little bit in my stomach… It hit me really, really hard.”
The first episode of season two premiered last night (Thurs, Sept 12th) on AXS TV.
At the time of the announcement, Money had been recuperating from complications involving a heart valve procedure performed in June. The heart issue was a condition unrelated to his cancer.
With a career spanning over 40 years, the 70-year-old Money had long-established himself as one of rock’s most beloved entertainers. After leaving his native Brooklyn for the Berkeley music scene in the 1970’s, Money quickly rose to fame on the strength of a slew of successful albums and Top 40 hits including “Two Tickets To Paradise,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Shakin’,” “Think I’m In Love,” “Baby Hold On,” and many more.
Money is survived by his wife Laurie and five children.
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