The musician died Friday in Los Angeles, according to his publicist Cindy Ronzoni. Money, whose real name was Edward Joseph Mahoney, had Stage 4 esophageal cancer.
“The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning,” the family said in a statement. “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.”
With a career spanning over 40 years, Eddie Money (70) has long-established himself as one of rock’s most beloved entertainers. After leaving his native Brooklyn for the Berkeley music scene in the 1970s, Money quickly rose to fame on the strength of a slew of successful albums and Top 40 hits including “Two Tickets To Paradise,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Shakin’,” “Think I’m In Love,” “Baby Hold On,” and many more.
AXS TV TRIBUTE
To honor Eddie Money’s life and legacy, AXS TV will continue to air the final five episodes of his series Real Money on Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c and will also air a tribute to Eddie Money this Sunday, Sept. 15 starting at 8:30am/7:30c featuring Eddie Money: The Real Money Concert, Real Money, and his sit-down interview with Dan Rather on The Big Interview.
From Anthem Sports and Entertainment Founder and CEO Len Asper
“Eddie Money was the very definition of a rock n’ roll icon, and one of the industry’s finest entertainers. We are honored to be able to play a part in keeping his legacy alive, giving viewers a glimpse at the man behind the music on ‘Real Money’—showing the world the unmatched charm and charisma that made Eddie such an incredible husband, father, and showman. He will be deeply missed.”
From Mark Cuban, Founder of AXS TV
“We are deeply saddened that we have lost the incomparable Eddie Money. Eddie was a true American original and a rock legend through and through. His enduring hits have been the soundtrack for generations of fans, and his one-of-a-kind sense of humor endeared him instantly to everyone he met. We have sincerely enjoyed working with him and his entire talented family on his reality show ‘Real Money’, and we extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Laurie; their children Zach, Jesse, Joe, Dez and Julian; and his many friends during this difficult time. He will be missed immensely by all of those who knew and loved him. But, if we know Eddie, he’s rocking right now in heaven, doing what he always loved.”
Donations on behalf of Eddie Money can made to the Eddie Money Cancer Research Fund at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. There are several ways to make donations.
Click on this link: http://igfn.us/vf/EDDIEMONEY
Text to give: Text EddieMoney to 71777
Sunday, September 15th
|8:30am/7:30c||The Big Interview with Dan Rather: Eddie Money|
|9:30am/8:30c||Eddie Money: The Real Money Concert|
|10:30am/9:30c||Real Money: Meet the Moneys|
|11am/10c||Real Money: Risky Business|
|11:30am/10:30c||Real Money: In Sickness and in Health|
|12/11c||Real Money: The Show Must Go On|
|12:30/11:30c||Real Money: Par for the Course|
|1/12c||Real Money: The Sound of Money|
|1:30/12:30c||Real Money: The Hangover|
|2/1c||Real Money: Like Father, Like Son|
|2:30/1:30c||Real Money: Family Matters|
|3/2c||Real Money: Peace Out|
|3:30/2:30c||Real Money: Trivia and Tragedy|
|4/3c||Real Money: Like Father, Like Daughter|
|4:30/3:30c||Real Money: Family Reunion|
|5/4c||Real Money: I Wanna Go Back|
|5:30/4:30c||Real Money: Deadwood|
|6/5c||Real Money: Where the Buffalo Roam|
|6:30/5:30c||Real Money: You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down|
|7/6c||Eddie Money: The Real Money Concert|
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