Eddie Money, the legendary musician famous for songs like, “Two Tickets to Paradise,” has passed away at the age of 70.
A statement from Money’s family announced the singer/songwriter died Friday morning.
“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.”
The tragic death comes weeks after Money and his wife, Laurie, announced that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer.
He revealed that he wanted to share the news with fans, and not hide anything about his health.
Things did not seem like they would go well, as Money’s wife explained that his cancer had spread rapidly throughout his body.
During an interview with AXS TV, he was optimistic about getting treatment, and proclaimed, “I’ll take every day i can get, every day above ground is a good day.”
Eddie Money was born Edward Joseph Mahoney in Brooklyn, into a Irish Catholic family.
He had many members of his family serve on the NYPD, and Money was actually an NYPD trainee before moving out to California and trying to make it as a musician.
Money ended up settling down in the Bay Area near San Francisco, and regularly performed in the clubs around town.
Along with “Paradise,” he’s known for hits like, “”Baby Hold On”, “Think I’m in Love”, “Shakin'” and “Take Me Home Tonight.”
He married his wife in 1989 and they had five children: Zachary, Jessica, Joseph, Julian, and Desmond.