Musician Eddie Money died Friday following a battle with Stage 4 esophageal cancer. He was 70.
“The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning,” Money’s family said in a statement to TheWrap Friday. “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, whose real name was Edward Mahoney, burst on the music stage in the late ’70s when he charted with singles “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” He was one of the first artists to take advantage of the MTV music video era in the early ’80s with his video for “Shakin’,” which featured future “Purple Rain” star Apollonia.
Last month, the “Take Me Home Tonight” singer-songwriter revealed on an episode of his AXS TV reality series “Real Money” that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer.
“I thought I was going in for a check-up and [the doctor] told me I have cancer,” Money said in a clip of featuring him and his wife Laurie Money discussing his diagnosis. “When 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… it hit me really, really hard.”
“What I don’t want to do is, I don’t want to keep the fact that I have cancer from everybody,” Money said. “I want to be honest with everybody. I want people to know that cancer has come a long way and not everybody dies from cancer like they did in the ’50s and the ’60s. Am I going to live a long time? Who knows? It’s in God’s hands. But you know what? I’ll take every day I can get. Every day above ground is a good day.”
Hal Turner Remark: This is the same type of cancer which killed my younger brother, John in April, 2017.
He battled it for three years. Major surgery. Chemo. Radiation . . . all for naught. It killed him anyway.
When he died, my brother who was my size (225 pounds) weighed 98 pounds. THAT is how vicious esophageal cancer is.
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