SINGER and songwriter Eddie Money, whose hits included Baby Hold On and Two Tickets to Paradise, has died aged 70.
He had recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer.
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.”
Born in Brooklyn in 1949, Money – real name Edward Mahoney – came from a long line of family members who had served in the New York Police Department.
He served for two years himself before quitting in 1968 and moving to California to pursue a career in music.
Money was signed to Columbia Records and released 11 albums over the course of his career.
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