The veteran singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eddie Money has died. He was 70 years old.

Money, who enjoyed the most successful period of his career in the 1970s and 1980s, has succumbed to illness after previously revealing that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 oesophageal cancer.

A statement from his family, issued to Variety, confirmed the news: “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.”

After securing a recording contract with Columbia Records, Money went on to deliver a number of Top 40 hit songs, a success which went on to develop into a number of platinum albums.

With countless high selling singles, tracks such as ‘Baby Hold On’, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’, ‘Shakin”, ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ and ‘The Love in Your Eyes’ will be fondly remembered by Money’s fanbase.

Money is survived by his wife, Laurie, and their five children: Zachary, Jessica, Joseph, Julian, and Desmond.

RIP.

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