Eddie Money revealed in August he had stage 4 esophageal cancer

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What you need to know: Eddie Money

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Singer Eddie Money went to visit a doctor last fall and learned he had stage 4 esophageal cancer.

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"I thought I was going in for a checkup and (the doctor) told me I have cancer," Money told Rolling Stone in August. "We found out that I had cancer and that it was stage 4 and that it was in my liver and my lymph nodes and a little bit in my stomach. ... It hit me really, really hard."

Money had previously canceled a summer tour with Rick Springfield in July after developing pneumonia after undergoing heart valve surgery. He also pushed back the release of his album "Brand New Day."

Money got the diagnosis while filming the second season of "Real Money," a reality show centered around his family. The episode aired Thursday.

"What I don't want to do is I don't want to keep the fact that I have cancer from everybody," Money told Rolling Stone. "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."

Money died Friday at 70, his family said.

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