NYPD officer turned rocker Eddie Money died September 13 in Los Angeles as a result of cancer at the age of 70.

Money had announced only a dew weeks ago that he had been diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer. The cancer diagnosis was the latest in a list of health issues over the past year that derailed a summer concert tour.

Edward Joseph Mahoney was born into a family of police officers in New York City on March 21, 1949. Money himself was a police officer for two years before making a musical career change.


After bursting onto the music scene in 1977, Eddie Money went on to have hits with “Baby Hold On”, “Two Tickets to Paradise”, “Take Me Home Tonight”, “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin”. Thrilling audiences the world over, Money has sold over 28 million albums.

While his music appeared in film and television productions dozens of times; Money himself also putting in some television performances appearing in music videos, “The Drew Carey Show”, “Joe Dirt”, “King of Queens”, “The Kominsky Method”, and his own show “Real Money”.

He is survived by his wife of over 30 years Laurie and five children – Zachary, Jessica, Joseph, Desmond, and Julian.

Eddie Money discography:
“Eddie Money”
“Life for the Taking”
“Playing for Keeps”
“No Control”
“Where’s the Party”
“can’t Hold Back”
“Nothing to Lose”
“Right Here”
“Unplug it In”
“Love and Money”
“Shakin’ with the Money Man”
Ready Eddie”
“Wanna Go Back”
“Brand New Day”


feeature photo taken from the official EddiMoney website press page