‘Take Me Home Tonight’ Singer Eddie Money Dead at 70

UNSPECIFIED - OCTOBER 01: Photo of Eddie Money (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Beloved singer Eddie Money, famous for hit songs “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Take me Home Tonight,” and “Baby Hold On” has died at age 70, according to a report by TMZ.

“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 singer’s family said according to TMZ.

Money announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer in August.

Photo of Eddie Money (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Eddie Money performs during “FOX & Friends” All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on June 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

In a video released in August, Money said he discovered he had cancer after what he thought was a routine checkup. The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney learned that the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Money said it hit him “really, really hard.”

He had numerous health problems recently including heart valve surgery earlier this year and pneumonia after the procedure, leading to his cancellation of a planned summer tour.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Jerome Hudson is Breitbart News Entertainment Editor and author of the forthcoming book 50 Things They Don’t Want You to Know, from HarperCollins. Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter @jeromeehudson.

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