Eddie Money 1949 – 2019
Rocker Eddie Money died on Friday due to complications from stage 4 esopageal cancer as per TMZ. “The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning,” reads a note from the Money Family confirming Eddie’s death. “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.”
Edward Joseph Mahoney was born on March 21, 1949 in New York City. He moved to the Bay Area and scored a record contract with Columbia Records and adapted his name to Eddie Money once he entered the music industry. Money released a self-titled debut album in 1977 and scored big hits with “Two Tickets To Paradise” and “Baby Hold On.” While the next few albums didn’t yield singles that were as commercially successful as those from his debut, 1982’s “Think I’m In Love” made it to #16 on the Billboard charts.
Money was back on top with the release of his sixth album, 1986’s Can’t Hold Back. The album went platinum and yielded his biggest hit yet, “Take Me Home Tonight” as well as Top 40 radio staples at the time “I Wanna Go Back” and “Endless Nights.” Ronnie Spector contributed to “Take Me Home Tonight” and the song marked the legendary Ronettes’ frontwoman’s return to the spotlight. Eddie scored another top 10 hit with “Walk On Water” from 1988’s Nothing To Lose.
Over the course of the past few decades, Eddie Money has been a solid draw at the box office for his live shows and made numerous appearances on TV shows including The King Of Queens and his own reality program, Real Money. Eddie revealed his stage 4 esophageal cancer diagnosis last month and discussed his medical situation on an episode of Real Money that aired last night.