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Eddie Money, ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ Singer, Dies at 70

The Wrap Friday, 13 September 2019
Eddie Money, ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ Singer, Dies at 70Musician Eddie Money died Friday following a battle with Stage 4 esophageal cancer, TheWrap has learned. He was 70.

His family said in a statement: “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, real name Edward Mahoney, burst on the music stage in the late ’70s when he charted with singles “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” He was one of the first artists to take advantage of the MTV music video era in the early ’80s with his video for “Shakin’,” which featured future “Purple Rain” star Apollonia.

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Last month, the “Take Me Home Tonight” singer-songwriter revealed on an episode of his AXS TV reality series “Real Money” that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer.

“I thought I was going in for a check-up and [the doctor] told me I have cancer,” Money said in a clip of featuring him and his wife Laurie Money discussing his diagnosis. “When we found out that I had cancer and that it was Stage 4 and that it was in my liver and my lymph nodes and a little bit in my stomach… it hit me really, really hard.”

“What I don’t want to do is, I don’t want to keep the fact that I have cancer from everybody,” Money said. “I want to be honest with everybody. I want people to know that cancer has come a long way and not everybody dies from cancer like they did in the ’50s and the ’60s. Am I going to live a long time? Who knows? It’s in God’s hands. But you know what? I’ll take every day I can get. Every day above ground is a good day.”

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Money, who suffered from drug addiction, joined a 12-step program in 2001. He received his cancer diagnosis last fall while filming the second season of “Real Money.”

His songs have appeared in several films, (including a pivotal scene in 2010’s “MacGruber”), TV shows and video games. Money himself had cameo appearances on CBS’ “King of Queens” and Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method.”

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'Take Me Home Tonight' Singer Eddie Money Dead at 70 Just last month, he revealed that he had stage 4 esophageal cancer. Eddie Money's family, via statement Money reached the peak of his fame in the 1980s with a string of hit singles. They include “Baby Hold On" and “Two Tickets to Paradise."...

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