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Prolific 80’s Singer Eddie Money Dies at 70

Prolific 80’s Singer Eddie Money Dies at 70

Singer Eddie Money performs at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, August 5, 1979. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Popular 80’s singer Eddie Money, whose songs “Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Shakin’” and “Take Me Home Tonight”, died Friday morning, September 13. He was 70.

A statement provided by his family reads: “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 recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer.

A reality television series about Money and his family, “Real Money,” had aired on AXS TV starting in April 2018. It chronicled his life at home, on the road and with his family, revealing his health struggles.

Money is survived by his wife Laurie and five children, daughter Jesse Money, and sons Zachary, Joseph, Desmond and Julian.

Kristina Killingsworth

September 13th, 2019

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