6 Things You Didn't Know About Eddie Money

Singer Dies of Cancer at 70

September 13, 2019

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The world of rock and roll is mourning the passing of Eddie Money at the age of 70 of esophogeal cancer.

According to a statement from his family: "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.”

Here are six things you might not have known about the singer of hits including "Two Tickets To Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight."

1. Eddie was discoved by legendary promoter Bill Graham, who became his mentor.

2. Eddie was a New York City policeman for 2 years, but gave it up to move to California to pursue his dreams of a career in music.

3. He was friends with John Belushi. Money's song "Passing by the Graveyard (Song for John B)" was about him.

4.Eddie  appeared as himself on an episode of King of Queens. He also had a guest spot on The Drew Carey Show, playing Mimi's ex-husband.

5. When Eddie asked Ronnie Spector to sing on "Take Me Home Tonight" he called and asked what she was doing. She said. "The dishes."

6. Eddie once competed in a karaoke competition in Idaho and lost to a gal singing "You Light Up My Life." He said she had a pretty great voice!