Eddie Money dead: Take Me Home Tonight singer dead aged 70 | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Eddie Money dead: Take Me Home Tonight singer dead aged 70 | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Take Me Home Tonight hitmaker Eddie Money “died peacefully” today, his family confirmed in a statement.

They told People: “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.”

Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Eddie for comment. 

According to the publication, the singer’s death comes less than one month after he announced he had been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer.

Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide, according to the website Mayo Clinic.

The singer, real name Edward Joseph Mahoney, was diagnosed with the disease last year.

In a clip from season two of his reality show Real Money, he said: “I thought I was just going in to get a checkup and [the doctor] told me that I got cancer.”

He added: “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.”

Earlier this year, Eddie cancelled tour dates to undergo a heart valve procedure.

After recovering from this procedure, he is reported to have developed Pneumonia.

Eddie was last pictured performing a concert on 25 May at the DTE Energy Music Theater.

Days later, a statement on his website confirmed Eddie was undergoing a heart valve procedure.

The statement read: “Legendary rocker Eddie Money (70) announced today that he is having a heart valve procedure.

“His doctors recommended the minimally invasive procedure after Money began to experience shortness of breath.

“The doctors preferred the surgery be completed last week, however, Money, ever the consummate showman, did not want to disappoint his fans by not performing his two scheduled Memorial Day Weekend shows.

“The procedure is scheduled for this week while Money has a break in his concert dates.”

Eddie was born in New York and grew up on Long island.

Before his music career, he worked as a police officer for two years.

He then went on to make music and released hits Baby Hold On and Two Tickets to Paradise in the late 1970s.

Aside from his music career, he also made appearances on television.

Back in 2002, he played himself on an episode of the sitcom The King of Queens.

Eddie was also the star of his own reality television series which debuted on AXS TV in April 2018.

The singer is survived by his wife Laurie and five children, daughter Jesse Money, and sons Zachary, Joseph, Desmond and Julian.

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