'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer Eddie Money dies at 70

A publicist for Eddie Money said the rock star has died after he recently announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer. He was 70.

Cindy Ronzoni provided a statement from the family saying Money died peacefully Friday morning in Los Angeles.

The husky-voiced, blue collar performer born in New York City and raised on Long Island was known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight." In 1987, he received a best rock vocal Grammy nomination for "Take Me Home Tonight," which featured a cameo from Ronnie Spector.
Money was born Edward Joseph Mahoney.

His family released a statement today saying, "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 recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer.
See photos from April 2019 when he performed at NYCB Theatre at Westbury: