Rock Musician Eddie Money Dies After Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

By Anna Birk, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of Kevin Foley Photography‎/Wikimedia Commons]

Rock musician Edward Joseph Mahoney, otherwise known by his stage name of Eddie Money, died on September 13 in Los Angeles, California, after a nearly month-long battle against cancer. Money was diagnosed with Stage 4 Esophageal cancer in August, and his family announced his death on Friday. He was 70. 

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In 2018, the 1970s and ‘80s rock and roll superstar released a television series about himself and his family, titled, “Real Money” which aired on AXS TV. According to People Magazine, the most recent episode of Money’s show featured the rockstar receiving his diagnosis in August. The episode, titled “You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down,” aired on September 12, just a day before Money’s death. 

Prior to his diagnosis, Money was supposed to embark on a tour during the month of July. However, he had to cancel his tour due to a bout of pneumonia following heart surgery. According to a  Rolling Stone report, there was no connection between the heart surgery and the cancer diagnosis.

“Take Me Home Tonight” and “Two Tickets To Paradise” are some of the most well-known songs from Money’s storied career. Other familiar singles, such as “I Wanna Go Back” and “Can’t Keep a Good Man Down,” will allow Money’s impressive career to be remembered through the ages. 

“We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music,” the Money family said in a press release regarding the death of the rocker. 

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