American rocker Eddie Money, known for playing “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight”, dies at the age of 70.

Eddie Money, a prolific American rocker known for several hits in the 1970s and 1980s as “Take Me Home Tonight” died at the age of 70, his family announced on Friday.

Money, who also counted among his hit hits, Two Tickets to Paradise and Baby Hold On, revealed in August that he was battling advanced esophageal cancer.

” The Money family is sad to announce that Eddie died peacefully early this morning, ” said a statement. ” We are grateful that he will live forever through his music .”

Born Edward Joseph Mahoney in Brooklyn on March 21, 1949, the singer-songwriter had met with success with humorous clips at the beginning of the MTV channel.

In recent years, a reality show on Money and his family had talked about his health issues. In 2001, he joined a program to try to end alcoholism.

Before learning that he had cancer, Eddie Money was preparing a new studio album that would have been his twelfth. The artist canceled her planned tour for the summer of 2019 to focus on her health.