'Take Me Home Tonight' singer Eddie Money dies at 70

He announced recently he was battling stage 4 esophageal cancer. 

September 13, 2019
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(KNOU/AP) - Singer Eddie Money has died at 70-years-old, his family announced on Friday, Sept. 13. 

He was known for hits such as "Baby Hold On," "Two Tickets to Paradise," "Shakin," and "Take Me Home Tonight" and was at the height of his career in the 1980s. 

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 announced on Aug. 24 that he had stage 4 esophageal cancer. 

He’s had numerous health problems recently including heart valve surgery earlier this year and pneumonia after the procedure, leading to his cancellation of a planned summer tour.

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