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Eddie Money, rock 'n' roll hitmaker and reality TV star, dies at 70

Eddie Money, rock 'n' roll hitmaker and reality TV star, dies at 70

14.9.2019

Eddie Money , rock 'n' roll hitmaker and reality TV star, dies at 70

American rock star Eddie Money , whose hits including 'Two Tickets to Paradi...

An undated handout photo of Eddie Money released to Reuters on September 13, 2019. Kevin Foley/Handout via REUTERS

Money said the news hit him “really, really hard” but that he decided to reveal the diagnosis because “I want to be honest with everybody.”

His father was a police officer, and the website said Money served as a New York City police officer for two years, although in a 2018 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Money agreed he only entered the police training program.

After changing his name to Eddie Money in 1976, he met rock promoter Bill Graham, who helped the careers of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and other major acts. Graham would serve as mentor and manager to Money.

Despite spending most of his life on the West Coast, where he became a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Money retained some of his Brooklyn accent and carried himself as a wisecracking New Yorker.

Musician Paul Collins, who met Money in the late 1970s and co-wrote two songs with him, credited Money for promoting his band the Beat, enabling it to sign its first record contract with Graham as its manager.

Reporting by Daniel Trotta and Peter Szekely in New York; Editing by Frank McGurty and Matthew Lewis

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Eddie was NYPD blue before becoming an artist, many in his family, too. Well before throwing water and milk at cops was “cool” Well, that sucks. All the rockers from my youth are either dying, or even more tragically, still performing. Seriously, RIP. It’s a great voice! Take me home tonight. Just like Ronnie said.

Why are all the photos of old Eddie Money? Can’t you put some hot pictures up from early in his career? That’s how I’ll always remember him. Show some respect, please. He’s in paradise right now He got one ticket to paradise.

Eddie Money, ‘Real Money’ Star And Classic Rock Stalwart, Dead At 70Eddie Money , the star of the AXS TV reality series Real Money and the classic rock mainstay behind 1970s and 1980s hits like Two Tickets to Paradise, Take Me Home Tonight, Think I’m in Love, … Awwwe RIP A sad day in music 😢

Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dead at 70Eddie Money , the singer and songwriter that was known for hits from the 1970s and 1980s such as 'Baby Hold On' and 'Take Me Home Tonight,' died Friday morning following complications from esophageal cancer, his family announced. Well, he sure had excaped the alien invasion. 😭 Oh no! We have lost another great. My condolences to his family, which I believe are also quite musical, & friends. Keep your memories close. 💐✝💐

Eddie Money Dead at Age 70Rock icon, 'Take Me Home Tonight' singer Eddie Money (ImEddie Money ) dead at age 70:

Eddie Money Dead at 70 from Complications from Heart Valve ProcedureEddie Money , known for tracks like 'Baby Hold On' and 'Take Me Home Tonight' has died. Just need 1 ticket to paradise. Rip. Money man. He said that he was in it to make money and have fun I hope he had both RIP My condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace 🙏

Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70JUST IN: 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer Eddie Money has died, less than a month after he revealed that he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. He was 70. RIP :( Heard him at new York State fair Add him to Hillary’s body count

Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ Singer, Is Dead at 70He burst on the scene in the late 1970s and went on to have a string of rock hits that also included “Baby Hold On” and “Take Me Home Tonight.” R.I.P. Who’s going to open DTE? He was so good! RIP to my fav cop-rocker. He made 80s music cool.

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