Singer Eddie Money dies

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Popular 1970's and 80's singer Eddie Money has died.

Money produced a string of radio-friendly hits including "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Shakin."

His 1986 hit "Take Me Home Tonight", a duet with Ronnie Spector of the 1960's girl band "The Ronnettes", is one of his best known songs.

Born Edward Mahoney in New York, Money spent two years as a New York police officer before moving to northern California to pursue a music career.

The success he found there also took him through the depths of drug and alcohol abuse. His addiction almost cost him his life during an overdose in the 80's.

Money and his family starred in a reality TV series on AXS called "Real Money."

In a clip for the second season of the show last month, he revealed he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer.

Money did not stop touring until this year.

He succumbed to esophageal cancer on September 13, 2019.

He sold 30 million records during his decades-long career.

Money leaves behind his wife and five children. He was 70 years old.

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