Eddie Money, the singer best known for the song “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Baby Hold On” passed away Friday at the age of 70. He recently revealed he was battling stage 4 esophageal cancer, telling Rolling Stone magazine:

“What I don’t want to do is … keep the fact that I have cancer from everybody… 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.”

Variety quotes a statement provided by his family that reads:

“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.”

Dan and all of us at New and Guts would like to extend our sympathies to the family.  Dan had a wonderful conversation with Eddie Money in 2018 for AXS-TV’s “The Big Interview.” Here’s a clip that was used to promote the program.