Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets To Paradise’ Singer, Dies At 70

Eddie Money
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– Eddie Money
Stars & Stripes Festival, downtown Mt. Clemens, Mich.

Eddie Money, known for hits including “Two Tickets To Paradise,” “Baby Hold On” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” has died after recently announcing he had stage 4 esophageal cancer, his family announced today (Sept. 13).

Publicist 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 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.

Money also starred in a reality TV show on AXS TV network called “Real Money” that debuted in April 2018.

He continued to tour throughout his life, averaging 2,113 tickets sold over shows in the last three years, for a gross of $51,953 per show.  Though he was a native New Yorker, he had a strong fan base in Detroit and frequently opened the DTE Energy Music Theater’s summer season. His last appearance there, in May 2018, he sold 8,186 tickets for a gross of $91,846.

The family statement read in part, “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.”