Legendary rocker with multiple hits under his belt, Eddie Money, has died at age 70. The musician’s family confirmed his passing earlier this morning in a statement to Variety. “The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully
Legendary rocker with multiple hits under his belt, Eddie Money, has died at age 70. The musician’s family confirmed his passing earlier this morning in a statement to Variety. “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 revealed his stage 4 esophageal cancer diagnosis just last month. He was diagnosed during the filming of the second season of the recent reality show surrounding him and his family, Real Money. His wife Laurie shared that it had also spread to his stomach and his liver. Many of Money’s hits were ’70s and ’80s essentials, including “Two Tickets to Paradise
,” “Shakin’,” “Baby Hold On” and “Take Me Home Tonight.” In one Real Money episode, the artist kept a positive attitude on his diagnoses, saying: “Am I going to live a long time? Who knows? It’s in God’s hands. But you know what? I’ll take every day I can get. Every day above ground is a good day.” Just last year, Ace Frehley
covered Money’s ’80s hit “I Wanna Go Back,” telling Loudwire : “I’ve been an Eddie Money fan since ‘Two Tickets to Paradise
.’ Ironically, when Eddie Money first came out, I went down to Manhattan
at this club I hanged out at and unbeknownst to me, Eddie Money was performing. His first album had just come out and he was playing little clubs, and I loved him. I thought he was great. I liked the style and the way he looked and I was with this chick and she goes, “Hey, he’s cute.” Jimmy Lyons, his lead guitar player, was a great guitar player, and the song structures were good. So I picked up the album, fell in love with it and played it a lot, so I’ve been a fan of Eddie Money’s since his first record, and then he made his comeback with that album that had “I Wanna Go Back.'” Rest in peace, Eddie.