'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer Eddie Money dies at 70

The Plainedge-raised singer shot to fame with the songs including "Two Tickets to Paradise," "Baby Hold On," and "Take Me Home Tonight.”

News 12 Staff

Sep 13, 2019, 3:32 PM

Updated 1,672 days ago


A publicist for rock star Eddie Money says the artist has died after he recently announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer. 

Cindy Ronzoni provided a statement from the family saying he died peacefully Friday morning in Los Angeles. He was 70.

The husky-voiced, blue collar performer from Plainedge was known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight." In 1987, he received a best rock vocal Grammy nomination for "Take Me Home Tonight," which featured a cameo from Ronnie Spector.

His family released a statement today saying, "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."
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AP Wire Services were used in this report. 

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