1970s and '80s pop star Eddie Money died at 70 on Friday, his family said in a statement to Variety.
The "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight" singer "passed away peacefully early this morning," his family said. The news comes shortly after Money postponed his ongoing tour in July, and after he later revealed his stage 4 esophageal cancer diagnosis.
Money was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up on Long Island, but moved to the Bay Area when he started to pursue a musical career. His breakout success came with his self-titled debut album in 1977, which featured the charting singles "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Baby Hold On." He again had a hit with 1986's "Take Me Home Tonight." Money has since been public about his drug and alcohol abuse during those years, but he underwent rehab in the early 2000s. Since 2018, Money and his family had appeared on a reality TV show called Real Money.
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Money underwent "minor" heart valve surgery in May, and while his family said he was "recovering and doing well" in July, he did postpone all his tour dates and the release of his upcoming album. On Real Money in August, Money revealed he had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
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