Ric Ocasek, The Cars Frontman, Dies at 75

Ric Ocasek, frontman of the popular late 1970s and 1980s band the Cars, was found dead in his New York home on Sunday, according to NBC 4 New York. He was 75.

Police had received a call for an unconscious male at his townhouse and emergency services pronounced him dead at the scene.

The Cars and Ocasek were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

With a sound that melded new wave and rock, the Cars had 13 top-40 singles including “Just What I Needed,” “Good Times Roll,” and “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight.”

After The Cars broke up in 1988, he went on to produce numerous albums for bands including Bad Brains, Weezer, Guided by Voices, Bad Religion and Nada Surf.

Ocasek separated from Czech model Pauline Porizkova in 2018 after 28 years of marriage.

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