Singer Eddie Money dies of cancer complications at age 70

Eddie Money performs during the REO Speedwagon benefit concert at Fred Kavli Theatre

Eddie Money performs during the REO Speedwagon benefit concert at Fred Kavli Theatre

We can not imagine our world without him.

"The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning", the statement reads.

Money most recently performed March 22, 2018, at The Palace Theatre, Greensburg.

Eddie Money, the Long Island Rock n' Roll legend known for his hits in the 70s and 80s, has died. "I used to come through the old Pittsburgh airport to see my girlfriend".

In August, he announced he has stage 4 esophageal cancer.

"I thought I was going in for a check-up and [the doctor] told me I have cancer", Money said, according to Rolling Stone. 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".

"Am I gonna live a long time?" "It's in God's hands".

He became a New York City police officer for two years, but chose to pursue a music career in 1968 and moved to Berkeley, California, where he began performing in local clubs, the website biography said. Money landed a deal with Columbia Records, and in 1977 he released his self-titled album, which produced the top 40 hits "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise".

"Take Me Home Tonight", Money's track with arguably the most staying power out of his entire lexicon, is credited by many as the song that saved Money's career in the mid-1980s.

Money was born in Brooklyn, New York, and spent two years working with the NYPD before moving to California to pursue a career in music. In his typically self-deprecating manner, Money capped the conversation with this view: "The kids aren't in jail, they're not in rehab, nobody's wrecked the auto this week and there's still milk in the refrigerator".

Over his career that spanned four decades, Money sold almost 30 million records.

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