Eddie Money Bio – Eddie Money Wiki
Eddie Money born Edward Joseph Mahoney was an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. After high school, Eddie decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a police officer. In 1968, after serving as a New York City Police Officer for two years, Money put his law enforcement career on hold to pursue music. He moved to Berkeley, California and began performing at local clubs.
In 1976, he was introduced to legendary promoter Bill Graham while performing at one of Graham’s events. Graham served as both a mentor and manager to Money.
After signing a recording contract with Columbia Records, Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. The album, which went double platinum, featured hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.”
Money followed the success of his debut album with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era’s most creative videos for songs like “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin.” In 1986, Money released Can’t Hold Back, which featured the classic, Grammy-Nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight.” The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went platinum and also featured the hit “I Wanna Go Back.”
The single was featured on Money’s Can’t Hold Back LP, and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Money released several more albums over the next twenty years, his most recent being 2006’s Wanna Go Back. In addition to writing, singing, and performing his own music, Money occasionally worked as an actor, appearing on “The King of Queens” as well as “The Drew Carey Show.”
Eddie Money Age
He was born on March 21, 1949 in New York City, New York, United States. He died on September 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 70.
Eddie Money Wife Laurie Mahoney
He was married to his wife Laurie Mahoney from 1989 until his death on September 13, 2019.
Eddie Money Children
Money and his wife Laurie Mahoney had five children: Zachary, Jessica, Joseph, Julian, and Desmond.
Eddie Money Family
He was born into a large Irish Catholic family. He was the son of Dorothy and Daniel P. Mahoney. His grandfather, father, and brother were members of the New York City Police Department and he himself was an NYPD trainee for a period of time.
Eddie Money Health – Eddie Money Cancer
Money had a minor heart valve procedure in May 2019 and he also caught pneumonia in July 2019. On August 24, 2019, he revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer in a video clip for his AXS television series “Real Money.” Money also revealed that the cancer had spread to his liver, lymph nodes, and stomach. “What I don’t want to do is I don’t want to keep the fact that I have cancer from everybody,” Money said in the clip. “It’s not honest. I want to be honest with everybody. I want people to know that cancer [treatment] has come a long way and not everybody dies from cancer like they did in the Fifties and Sixties. Am I going to live a long time? Who knows? It’s in God’s hands.”
Eddie Money Death
He died on September 13, 2019 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 70. Money’s family said in a statement: “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.”
Following the news of his death, Radio personality Lou Brutus wrote on Twitter: “I really want to impress upon you what an awesome guy Eddie Money was. “He was as appreciative of his fans as any artist I’ve ever seen. Just a regular, unpretentious fellow who treated everyone wonderfully. Always delightful to work with, too. One of the good ones.”
Eddie Money Cause of Death
Eddie Money’s cause of death was esophageal cancer.
Eddie Money Net Worth
Eddie Money’s net worth is estimated to be $12 Million.