Eddie Money, the prolific singer and songwriter whose songs "Baby Hold On," "Two Tickets to Paradise," "Shakin'" and "Take Me Home Tonight" soundtracked popular music in the 1980's died today, Friday (Sept. 13). He was 70.

According to variety.com, Money recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer.

A reality television series about Money and his family, Real Money, had aired on AXS TV starting in April 2018. It chronicled his life at home and with his family, revealing his health struggles.

Eddie Money originally started out in law enforcement, his father's profession, spending two years as a New York City police officer before deciding to try music.

Eddie Money met legendary promoter Bill Graham in 1976. Graham would become Money's manager helping him achieve multi-platinum album sales.

Personally speaking, I've had the pleasure of interviewing Eddie Money several times over the last twenty years. He was a very gifted and talented man who had a pretty good fan base over the years. We will all miss the one and only Eddie Money.