Recently Eddie Money got unexpected news during a checkup: he had stage 4 esophageal cancer which had spread. As if that weren't bad enough, he was forced to sideline his cancer treatment while he battles pneumonia. Money, who scrapped all of his shows this year, underwent a heart valve procedure last spring and was fighting stage 4 esophageal cancer.
Sources close to Money toldTMZ, "Eddie has spent the last three months in the hospital following complications related to his heart valve procedure back in May. We're told he was discharged late last month. He's currently at a private rehab center recovering from his lengthy hospital stay."
According to the report, the good news is that Money's cancer has so far not progressed while breaking from the ongoing treatment.
That good news ended suddenly. Money passed away at age 70.
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.”
Money, who was born Eddie Mahoney in Brooklyn New York (listen to him speak, there's no doubt where he's from!) wanted to be a police officer like his dad, but music came calling so he changed his name and had hits like "Two Tickets to Paradise," "Baby Hold On," and the song that earned him a Grammy, "Take Me Home Tonight," with singer Ronnie Spector, whom he had to convince to join him in the studio.