Eddie Money’s death was announced Friday morning and his famous friends are already taking to social media to pay tribute to the fallen star.
Fellow musicians like Richie Sambora and his one-time backup singer, “Brady Bunch” star Maureen McCormick, are remembering the “Two Tickets To Paradise” singer with heartfelt messages.
Maureen, who sung background vocals on his 2003 album, “The Essential Eddie Money,” wrote that it was an honor to work by Eddie Money’s side.
“Rest In Peace My Dear Friend Eddie Money. I was so honored to be one of your background singers,” she tweeted.
Adding, “Sending all my heartfelt condolences to Laurie and the family. Thinking of you and sending my love.”
Jon Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora simply wrote, “God bless Eddie Money.”
Bluegrass country singer Charles Daniels, known for his “Devil Went Down To Georgia” hit, was one of the first to comment on the singer’s death.
“Sad news this morning. Eddie Money has passed away. Rest in peace Buddy,” he wrote.
HBO “Angels in America” star Jeffrey Wright shared a video of Eddie Money rocking out and singing on the stage to one of his many major hits, “Shake It.”
“Eddie Money. My dude. RIP,” he wrote.
Eddie Money. My dude. RIP pic.twitter.com/onL035p26C
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) September 13, 2019
As The Blast reported, the “Take Me Home Tonight” singer passed away on Friday after a battle with esophageal cancer.
His family released a statement revealing the sad news.
“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,” it read.
He was 70 years old.