Laurie Money Bio, Wiki
Laurie Money is renown for being the wife to Eddie Money, an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who had success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums. He died from cancer at his home in Los Angeles on September 13th, 2019, at age 70.
Laurie Money & Eddie Money
Money married his wife Laurie in 1989. They had five children: Zachary, Jessica, Joseph, Julian, and Desmond. He “made his home” in the Bay Area and performed often in San Francisco’s clubs.
Money’s son, Des, and daughter, Jessica, are both up-and-coming singers. Prior to her father’s passing, Jessica sent out an Instagram post promoting her father’s cancer foundation.
Speaking in 1996 to People Magazine, Money said that it was meeting his future wife, Laurie, in 1985, that inspired him to become sober. Laurie had been working as a model at the time the pair met. Laurie told the magazine, “I really didn’t know who he was. I used to get him mixed up with John Mellencamp. He was really interested in having children, but he had to stop doing what he was doing. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have stayed.”
In a 2003 CNN interview where he talked about his sobriety, Money said, “I made a promise to my wife and kids that I was gonna change.”
Eddie Money would regularly pay tribute to his wife on his Twitter page. On their 30th wedding anniversary in June 2017, Money posted a photo of the couple saying, “Happy 30th anniversary to my rock. Thank you for giving me the best years of my life! Love you, Laurie.”
Happy 30th anniversary to my rock.
Thank you for giving me the best years of my life!
Love you Laurie
— Eddie Money (@ImEddieMoney) June 21, 2017
Laurie Money Career
Money told Classic Rock Revisited in 2018 that when he met his wife, she was the reigning Miss One for the Sun, a beauty contest out of Nashville, Tennesee. He went on to compare his wife to his mother saying, “My wife was born a day apart from my mother. I hate to say it, but it’s like I married my mother [laughter]. When I was living with my mother I did everything in my power to get 3000 miles away from her, so I moved to California. I can’t do that with my wife.
Since April 2018, the Money family had been appearing in a reality show, named “Real Money.” Laurie is listed as one of the producers of the show, along with her husband. The show aired on AXS TV.
One memorable episode of the show saw Money surprise his wife by recording a new song about her. When unveiling his gift, Money said, “It’s good. It’s like ‘Honkeytonk Woman.” To which Laurie hit back, “Isn’t that about a hooker?”
Who is Eddie Money? Cause of Death (Cancer)
Edward Joseph Mahoney or simply Eddie Money was born on March 21st, 1949 and died September 13th, 2019. He was an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who had success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums. Money is well known for songs like “Baby Hold On”, “Two Tickets to Paradise”, “Think I’m In Love”, “Shakin'”, “Take Me Home Tonight”, “I Wanna Go Back”, “Walk on Water”, and “The Love in Your Eyes”.
In 2002, Money made a memorable appearance on the CBS sitcom, “King of Queens.” The episode dealt with Doug, Kevin James, betting $100, against his wife’s wishes on a boxing match. When the bet comes in, he and his friends must spend the money before his wife, Leah Remini, finds out about his gambling. Among those expenses, an in-living room performance from Eddie Money.
On August 24th, 2019, Money, a long-time smoker, revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. Laurie was side-by-side with her husband as he broke the tragic news. He died from the disease at his home in Los Angeles on September 13th, 2019, at age 70. A statement from Money’s family, via Variety, read, “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.”