By JOHN DALY
Eddie Money, who gave the world the mega-hit “Two Tickets to Paradise,” passed away at age 70, according to a statement.
Money, who was was born Eddie Mahoney in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 21, 1949, was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in August.
He had a full Rock N Roll career and in the 1970s and 1980s enjoyed a great deal of his success with hits “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Baby Hold On,” and others. His debut record, Eddie Money went double platinum powered by the song “Two Tickets to Paradise.”
“It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father,” the Money family said in a statement. “It’s so hard to imagine our world without him, however he will live on forever through his music.”
Money is survived by wife Laurie, and children, Jessie, Dez, Joe, Julian and Zach.
Prior to his success and fame as a rock star, Money was a police trainee in New York City, it was confirmed. He said he was following in the footsteps of his father. He became Eddie “Money” developing his style and working with Bill Graham.
Eddie Money – Two Tickets to Paradise