Eddie Money, who left behind a career as a New York police officer to become one of the top-selling rock stars of the 1970s and 80s, with hits like Two Tickets to Paradise and Take Me Home Tonight, has died. He was 70.
Publicist Cindy Ronzoni provided a statement from the family and said Money died Friday morning in Los Angeles. Money had recently announced that he had advanced cancer.
In 1987, the husky-voiced, blue collar performer received a best rock vocal Grammy nomination for Take Me Home Tonight, which featured a cameo from Ronnie Spector.