The “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight” singer has died at the age of 70. He has recently been battling stage four esophageal cancer.

A statement provided by his family 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.”

He passed away early this morning, leaving behind a wife and five children.