Eddie Money dead: 'Take Me Home Tonight' singer dies at 70

Eddie Money performs on the first day of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Family members have said Eddie Money has died on Friday Sept. 13 2019

Eddie Money performs on the first day of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Family members have said Eddie Money has died on Friday Sept. 13 2019

Celebrity New Worth, Inquisitr and TheRichest estimate that Money had a net worth of $12 million. His hit songs included "Two Tickets to Paradise", "Shakin, '" and "Take Me Home Tonight".

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GettyEddie Money performs during "FOX & Friends" All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on June 7, 2013 in New York City.

According to People, he was the son of a NY police officer and entered an NYPD training program.

The singer made a name for himself performing in Bay area clubs early in his career before climbing the charts and appearing regularly on MTV. Meanwhile, "Two Tickets to Paradise" became a favorite on classic rock radio stations and was heard everywhere from "The Simpsons" to "The Office".

In November, the track peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's Hot 100, and it earned Money a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance the following spring. In the "Take Me Home Tonight" cameo, Spector reprised one of her signature hits from the 1960s as she crooned "Be my little baby", which she first sang on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby".

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Money is survived by his wife, Laurie, and five children, Jessie, Dez, Joe, Julian and Zach.

On top of touring, Money also made a foray into television appearances in the 1990s and 2000s, such as his cameo on the show "King of Queens" in 2002, as well as a stint portraying the character Mimi's ex-husband on "The Drew Carey Show". Part of those expenses includes a performance by Eddie Money in his living room.

Money revealed last month that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer, breaking the news on his AXS TV Show Real Money.

Money dealt with an array of health struggles throughout his life.

Cindy Ronzoni provided a statement from the family, saying Money died peacefully in Los Angeles. "It's so hard to imagine our world without him; however, he will live on forever through his music". "We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music", the statement reads, according to Variety. In 1980, he sustained nerve damage in his legs after overdosing on alcohol and barbiturates, a near-tragedy he wrote about on his hit 1982 album "No Control". He told the publication in a 1996 interview that he was in physical therapy for over a year.

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