Eddie Money—best known for his hits “Two Tickets To Paradise”, “Take Me Home Tonight”, and “Baby Hold On”—has died at 70 due to complications from stage 4 esophageal cancer according to a TMZ report.

“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,” read a statement from Eddie’s family.

Edward Joseph Mahoney was born on March 21st, 1949 in New York City and grew up on Long Island. After moving to the Bay Area, Eddie was scouted by legendary concert promoter Bill Graham during a battle-of-the-bands at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom and subsequently signed a record deal with Columbia Records. Since his career took off, Eddie released 12 studio LP’s since 1977 and scored a number of top tens hits.

In recent days, Eddie was in the midst of promoting his AXS reality television show, Real Money, which followed the musician, his wife, and his five children. Eddie also continued to tour as well as make TV appearances on shows including The Kings Of Queens. Eddie revealed his stage 4 esophageal cancer diagnosis last month and discussed his medical situation on an episode of Real Money that aired last night.

[Video: AXS TV]

Rest easy, Eddie Money.