US artist Eddie Money is confirmed to have passed away in Los Angeles on Friday at the age of 70.
As Rolling Stone reports, the New York singer’s passing comes just weeks after he revealed he was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer in a promo for his reality TV series, Real Money.
“The Money family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning,” Money’s family said in a statement.
“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 had a string of hits throughout the ’70s and ’80s including Two Tickets To Paradise, Shakin’, Take Me Home Tonight and Think I’m In Love.
The beloved songwriter also achieved Platinum status in the US with albums including his 1977 self-titled LP, 1979’s Life For The Taking, 1982’s No Control and 1986’s Can’t Hold Back.
Meanwhile, the episode of Real Money where Money revealed his cancer diagnosis screened this week. It is expected that the second season of the AXS TV show will continue.
“We are deeply saddened that we have lost the incomparable Eddie Money,” AXS TV founder Mark Cuban told Variety.
“Eddie was a true American original and a rock legend through and through. His enduring hits have been the soundtrack for generations of fans, and his one-of-a-kind sense of humor endeared him instantly to everyone he met.
“We have sincerely enjoyed working with him and his entire talented family on his reality show Real Money, and we extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Laurie; their children Zach, Jesse, Joe, Dez and Julian; and his many friends during this difficult time.
“He will be missed immensely by all of those who knew and loved him. But, if we know Eddie, he’s rocking right now in heaven, doing what he always loved.”