Skip to comments.Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ Singer, Dies at 70
Posted on 09/13/2019 7:33:21 AM PDT by Red Badger
Eddie Money, the prolific singer and songwriter whose songs Baby Hold On, Two Tickets to Paradise, Shakin' and Take Me Home Tonight soundtracked popular music in the 1980s, died Friday (Sept. 13). He was 70.
A statement provided by his family reads: 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 recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer.
A reality television series about Money and his family, Real Money, had aired on AXS TV starting in April 2018. It chronicled his life at home and with his family, revealing his health struggles.
Money made his home in the Bay Area where he performed at the citys clubs regularly. A star of MTVs formative years, during which he starred in a series of comedic music videos, he saw major chart success with such songs as Baby Hold On and Two Tickets to Paradise and in 1986 Take Me Home Tonight, a duet with Ronnie Spector, which was a radio hit. He was signed to Columbia Records and released 11 albums throughout his career.
Condolences to family and friends of Eddie Money. R.I.P., sir.
Saw him on ET or one of those shows last year and he really looked bad.
Only one ticket needed, but may he now rest in peace.
I saw him back in the day on a double bill with UFO. It was a real mismatch but he played his heart out.
RIP Mr. Money.
Keith Richards is still alive................
On a tangentially related note, Ronnie Spector is 76 and still kicking.
He gave hilarious interviews, one of those rockers who could have made it in stand up/comedy. RIP
Was a NY city cop at one time IIRC.
Saw him at Feather Falls Casino just a few years ago. Oroville, Ca. Bummer he’s gone.
I believe he is former NYPD.
I always hated when Eddie’s videos came on MTV.
I’ll miss him.
That's what I heard, too. RIP
RIP, Eddie. I saw him at the Crystal Beach ball room, Crystal Beach, Ont.,Can.
Talented and fun artist who did some lovely work. Sorry to hear this today. Really did enjoy his work and his duet with Ronnie. Spectacular.
Yea, he didn't look so good. 70 is young, what was the cause?
That’s the song I remember him by.
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