Eddie Money Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Eddie Money Dead

Getty Eddie Money pictured during a performance in January 2017.

Eddie Money, the “Take Me Home Tonight” singer, died at the age of 70 on September 13, 2019.

Money is survived by his wife, Laurie, and their five children, Zachary, Jessica, Joseph, Julian, and Desmond. Money’s tragic passing comes a month after the singer announced that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer. Money had been a smoker for most of his life.

Money was born Edward Mahoney and was a native of Brooklyn, New York, where he trained for a time with the NYPD. His father was a cop. In 1968, Money moved to Berkely, California, in order to further his musical career. In the early 1980s, Money was one of the early stars of the burgeoning MTV with the music videos, “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin.'” On arguably his most famous work, “Take Me Home Tonight,” Money collaborated with Ronnie Spector.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Money’s Family Said That He ‘Passed Away Peacefully’ on September 13, 2019

Eddie Money cause of death

GettyMoney performing in January 2017.

A statement from Money’s family, via Variety, read, “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.”

Eddie Money – Take Me Home TonightTake Me Home Tonight! Lyrics: I feel a hunger It's a hunger that tries to keep a man awake at night. Are you the answer? I shouldn't wonder when I feel you whet my appetite With all the power you're releasing It isn't safe to walk the city streets a Anticipation is running through me…2010-01-17T19:44:18.000Z

It appears as though Money’s death was initially announced by the Nashville, Tennessee, radio talk show host, Phil Valentine.

2. Money Had Been Appearing in a Reality Show With His Family Which Showed His Health Struggles

Real Money – Behind The Scenes | Series Premieres April 8th on AXS TVThere's never a dull moment when hanging out with Eddie Money​ and his family! Watch the series premiere of "Real Money" on Sunday, April 8th at 9:30/8:30c only on AXS TV.2018-03-08T18:26:39.000Z

Since April 2018, Money had been appearing in a reality show with his family, named “Real Money.” The show aired on AXS TV.

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Money’s son, Des, and daughter, Jessica, are both up-and-coming singers. Prior to her father’s passing, Jessica sent out an Instagram post promoting her father’s cancer foundation.

3. In 2002, Money Made a Memorable Appearance on ‘King of Queens’

Eddie Money guest stars on The King Of Queens – FunnyDISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN THIS SHOW NOR DO I CLAIM IT'S MINE IN ANY FORM. ALL COPYRIGHTS BELONG TO THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS, NOT ME! I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SHOW IN ANY WAY. This video is uploaded for people who cannot find this excerpt/clip anywhere, for non-profit, educational use, and entertainment purposes…2013-12-27T09:05:43.000Z

In 2002, Money made a memorable appearance on the CBS sitcom, “King of Queens.” The episode dealt with Doug, Kevin James, betting $100, against his wife’s wishes on a boxing match. When the bet comes in, he and his friends must spend the money before his wife, Leah Remini, finds out about his gambling. Among those expenses, an in-living room performance from Eddie Money.

4.Money Said That Meeting His Wife Laurie in 1985 Inspired Him to Get Sober

Eddie Money Performing Take Me Home Tonight at The Great South Bay Music FestivalEddie Money performing Take Me Home Tonight at The Great South Bay Music Festival on July 16, 2017.2017-07-23T04:32:37.000Z

Money told People Magazine in 1996 that it was meeting his future wife, Laurie, in 1985, that inspired him to become sober. Laurie had been working as a model at the time the pair met. Laurie told the magazine, “I really didn’t know who he was. I used to get him mixed up with John Mellencamp. He was really interested in having children, but he had to stop doing what he was doing. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have stayed.” The pair married in 1989.

On his newfound domestication, the magazine noted that Money was known to cancel concerts in order to attend one of his children’s ballet recitals. Money had told the magazine that in 1980 he had accidentally inhaled a barbiturate that he thought was cocaine.

5. Money’s Death Has Resulted in an Outpouring of Emotion on Social Media

Eddie Money on The Big Interview with Dan Rather (Sneak Peek)Eddie tells Dan about the incident in the ’80s that nearly cost him his life. He discusses his family history with alcoholism and how he succumbed to drug addiction at one of the highest points in his career. Watch Dan’s full interview with Eddie Money on the hour-long episode of The Big Interview, Tuesday, March…2018-03-26T20:37:18.000Z

As news of Eddie Money’s death spread, fans and fellow musicians have taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary singer. Here are some of the most poignant tributes:

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