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Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ singer, dead at 70

In 1987, he received a best rock vocal Grammy nomination for “Take Me Home Tonight.”

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The family of rock Star Eddie Money says he has died at 70.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The family of rock Star Eddie Money says he died Friday at age 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, whose real name is Edward Mahoney, revealed in late August that he had stage 4 esophageal cancer, and said his fate is in “God’s hands.”

Money said he discovered he had cancer after what he thought was a routine checkup, and learned it had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

He said the news hit him “really, really hard.”

Earlier this year, the singer had heart valve surgery and developed pneumonia after the procedure, leading to his cancellation of a planned summer tour.