- Lead singer of The Cars, Ric Ocasek, dead at 75.
- Police respond to a call about an unconscious male in a townhouse in New York.
- The cause of death is not known at this time.
It has been reported that Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of the band The Cars, has died at the age of 75. He was found dead in New York when police received a call around 4 pm for an unconscious male in a townhouse on East 19th Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Law enforcement is also able to confirm that the deceased male found in the townhouse is, in fact, Ocasek. The cause of death is not known at this time.
Ric Ocasek of The Cars; Do You Remember?
Ocasek and his band, The Cars, were inducted into the Rock Hall in 2018. The band was then described as “hook-savvy with the perfect combo of new wave and classic rock,” according to NBC New York.
The band alone had 13 top 40 hit singles, which would then jumpstart Ocasek’s very successful career in producing. The Cars broke up in the late 1980s. Ocasek was also known for his marriage to Czech supermodel Paulina Porizkova. The two would separate in 2018 following 28 years of marriage.
According to Wikipedia, the band’s self-titled album The Cars sold 6 million copies and appeared on the Billboard 200 album chart for 139 weeks. By 2001, the band had sold over 23 million albums in the U.S.
We will always remember Ric Ocasek, especially for his time with The Cars. May he rest in peace! Let us remember his legacy and relive the memories. Check out the music video below for their song “Magic”: