Singer Eddie Money, whose hit songs included Two Tickets to Paradise and Baby Hold On, died on Friday at 70, Variety reported, citing a statement from his family.

The Money family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning, the statement published by Variety said.

After canceling his tour this past summer, Money announced last month he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer.

Money had been living in Southern California, but the rocker spent much of his life in the Bay Area. After leaving his native Brooklyn for the Berkeley music scene in the 1970s, Money quickly rose to fame on the strength of a slew of successful albums and Top 40 hits including Two Tickets To Paradise,Take Me Home Tonight, Shakin, Think I'm In Love and Baby Hold On.