Singer-songwriter Eddie Money died September 13th at the age of 70. The performer made a name for himself in the 70’s with hits such as “Two Tickets To Paradise” and “Baby Hold On”, both of which ranked on the Billboard Top 100. He continued to enjoy mainstream success into the 80’s with successful music videos on MTV.
In the mid 80’s Money suffered several blows to his career, most notably the unsuccessful album “Where’s The Party?”. He also battled an addiction with drugs during this time, which delayed his inevitable comeback. He made a comeback in 1986 with “Take Me Home Tonight”, which ranked #4, and became his highest charting song. He enjoyed other hits throughout the 80’s including “I Wanna Go Back”, “Walk On Water”, and “The Love In Your Eyes”.
He continued to release new albums and tour up until 2019. Leading up to his summer 2019 tour he was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer, and subsequently canceled the tour. He would eventually succumb to the illness on September 13th, 2019 at his home in Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife and 5 children. In a statement from his family they said “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.”