Eddie Money Dies At 70
Eddie Money, who shared the news last month that he had stage 4 esophageal cancer, died Friday. He was 70.
“The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning,” read a statement. “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 announced in August that his cancer had spread to his liver and lymph nodes. He said the diagnosis hit him “really, really hard.”
The singer, whose real name is Edward Mahoney, released a dozen studio albums since 1977 and is known for hits like "Take Me Home Tonight," “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Baby Hold On” and “Walk on Water.”
In July, he cancelled the remainder of his 2019 concerts, including one in Grand Forks, B.C., due to pneumonia contracted while recovering in hospital from a heart valve procedure. Two months earlier, he told fans he was having the surgery after complaining about shortness of breath.
“I look forward to getting back win stage and rockin’ with you all,” he said in a statement at the time.
Canadian singer Sass Jordan remembered Money as "a wild and wooly character, a man who’s blood ran thick with the sap of his native New York roots, full of wicked humour and passion." She tweeted: "I had the great good fortune to open many shows for him in the ‘90’s - what a voice! He will be greatly missed."
Fans and music stars are paying tribute to Money on social media.
#EddieMoney Such a sweetheart. Saw him in January at our benefit for the Malibu fires/Borderline shooting victims and hadn’t seen him in years. He gave me a big hug and immediately, while still hugging me, whispered a dirty joke in my ear. “So this guy’s wife...” RIP, pal. ❤️💔— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) September 13, 2019
Eddie Money brought Ronnie Spector back out and gave her some respect so that dude is forever cool in my book. #RIP— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) September 13, 2019
Rest In Peace My Dear Friend Eddie Money. I was so honored to be one of your background singers.— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) September 13, 2019
Sending all my heartfelt condolences to Laurie and the family.Thinking of you and sending my love.
RIP my friend. Memories like this and your music will live forever. Our love goes out to your wonderful family. I know you and Bill are rocking.May every cover band play an Eddie Money song tonight. #RIP #MoneyMan #HeavensRockin pic.twitter.com/rWUSrXSRb2— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) September 13, 2019
EDDIE MONEY RIP. So sad to hear of his passing. I remember his first album which I LOVED. A fine singer through the years. My condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/j22zMQfBXp— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) September 13, 2019
So sad to hear our rock and roll brother Eddie Money passed away this morning. Love to your family and great memories of you Eddie ❤❤️❤️— Rick Springfield (@rickspringfield) September 13, 2019
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