Eddie Money, prominent singer and songwriter, died Friday at the age of 70. His songs, including “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight” were hits in 1980s, skyrocketing him to popularity. His family confirmed his death in a statement provided to Variety. “The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning,” the statement reads. “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.”
In August, Money shared that he was suffering from stage 4 esophageal cancer on his AXS reality-television show, Real Money. “I thought I was going in for a check-up and [the doctor] told me I have cancer,” Money said in a clip from the episode. “We found out that I had cancer and that it was stage 4 and that it was in my liver and my lymph nodes and a little bit in my stomach.” Money is survived by his wife, Laurie, daughter Jesse and sons Zachary, Joseph, Desmond, and Julian.