Family: Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ singer, dies

Eddie Money performs in The Pavilion at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on August 31, 2013 in Coconut Creek, FL (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A publicist for rock star Eddie Money has died after he recently announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer.

Cindy Ronzoni provided a statement from the family saying he died peacefully Friday morning in Los Angeles. He was 70.

The husky-voiced, blue collar performer was known for such hits as “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight.” In 1987, he received a best rock vocal Grammy nomination for “Take Me Home Tonight,” which featured a cameo from Ronnie Spector.

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