Eddie Money Estate Suing California Hospital After Heart-Valve Procedure Couldn’t Save Legend’s Life

by Matthew Wilson

Eddie Money’s estate is after the money from a California hospital. The rock star‘s estate has filed a wrongful death suit against the hospital that treated him for heart-valve surgery.

Money passed away in September 2019 at age 70. According to TMZ, Money’s family filed a suit against USC’s Keck Hospital as well as the three doctors on staff. The suit names Mark Cunningham, Leonard Clavijo, and John Anderson-Dam as the doctors that treated Money for his cardiovascular issue.

In July 2019, Money went to Keck Hospital for open-heart surgery. The musician had surgery on his heart valve. Now, Money’s estate is alleging the doctors failed to provide adequate treatment. After the surgery, Money also developed pneumonia. A source told the outlet that the singer died from complications related to the heart procedure.

Complicating matters, doctors diagnosed Money, a known smoker, with Stage 4 Esophageal cancer that August, less than a month before his death.

Eddie Money Entertained Audiences For Decades

Born Edward Joseph Mahoney, the rock star became Eddie Money whenever he was on stage. Money got his start singing in clubs in the San Francisco area before his singles reached mass appeal. Two of his early singles “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise” earned the singer a ticket himself to fame and fortune.

He also appeared in the popular Kenny Loggins’ song “I’m Alright.”

Money had a sound that was inherently 1980s. He produced some of the most beloved anthems from that period. But his biggest and most known hit is “Take Me Home Tonight,” which released in 1986. The song released on his sixth studio album “Can’t Hold Back” and earned the singer a Grammy nomination.

Popular in the 1970s and 1980s, Money’s career failed to take off, in the same way, going into the 1990s and 2000s. The singer made a move towards television and film and appeared in a reality show “Real Money” a year before his death.