KISS' Paul Stanley pays tribute to the late singer Eddie Money
Born Edward Mahoney, Money launched his career in Berkeley in the '70s, landing Top 40 hits and platinum records over the next decade. USA TODAY
The death of Eddie Money, the legendary rock 'n' roll singer and songwriter, sent shock waves through the music industry and Money's fans over the weekend.
KISS' co-lead vocalist and guitarist Paul Stanley were among those affected by Money's passing. Stanley, who performed at Wells Fargo Arena recently took to Twitter to express his condolences to Money's family:
"EDDIE MONEY RIP. So sad to hear of his passing," Stanley tweeted. "I remember his first album, which I LOVED. A fine singer through the years. My condolences to his family."
The 70-year-old (born Edward Joseph Mahoney) is well-known for such hits as "Take Me Home Tonight" and "Baby Hold On." He died Friday in Los Angeles. Sources confirmed to TMZ the singer died from complications due to his heart valve procedures a couple of months ago. In a statement, his family said:
"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."
Money revealed his diagnosis to the public during season 2 of his reality show, "Real Money." The 70s and 80s hitmaker found out about his diagnosis during a routine checkup with his doctors.
Money was among the headliners at the 2015 Des Moines Arts Festival at the capitol city's Western Gateway Park.