U.S. singer, songwriter Eddie Money has passed away at the age of 70.
Money only revealed on 24 August that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. He died during surgery for a heart value replacement in Los Angeles on Friday 13 September.
A statement from the family of Eddie Money reads, “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.”
Tributes from Eddie’s friends have been flowing since the announcement.
RIP my friend. Memories like this and your music will live forever. Our love goes out to your wonderful family. I know you and Bill are rocking.May every cover band play an Eddie Money song tonight. #RIP #MoneyMan #HeavensRockin pic.twitter.com/rWUSrXSRb2
— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) September 13, 2019
EDDIE MONEY RIP. So sad to hear of his passing. I remember his first album which I LOVED. A fine singer through the years. My condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/j22zMQfBXp
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) September 13, 2019
So sad to hear our rock and roll brother Eddie Money passed away this morning. Love to your family and great memories of you Eddie ❤❤️❤️
— Rick Springfield (@rickspringfield) September 13, 2019
Rest In Peace My Dear Friend Eddie Money. I was so honored to be one of your background singers.
Sending all my heartfelt condolences to Laurie and the family.Thinking of you and sending my love.
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) September 13, 2019
— Bret Michaels (@bretmichaels) September 13, 2019
Eddie Money has appeared in the television shows The King of Queens and The Kominsky Method.
Eddie’s first hit was ‘Baby Hold On’ in 1978.
He also had hits around the world with ‘Two Tickets To Paradise’ and ‘Take Me Home Tonight’.