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Cars Lead Singer Ric Ocasek Found Dead in NY

Cars Lead Singer Ric Ocasek Found Dead in NY
Ric Ocasek (Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 15 September 2019 08:49 PM

Lead singer for The Cars Ric Ocasek, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.

Ocasek, who was 75 years old, appeared to have died from natural causes and was discovered unconscious inside his apartment by his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova.

Ocasek was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. The Cars, an iconic new-waved band, first gained  fame with their self-titled hit album in the 1978, which included hits such as “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Just What I Needed.”

The New York City police department said officers responding to a 911 call found the 75-year-old Ocasek at about 4 p.m. on Sunday. They said there was no sign of foul play and that the medical examiner was to determine a cause of death.

The Cars chart-topping hits in the late 1970s and 1980s included "Just What I Needed," ''Shake It Up" and "Drive." The band was inducted last year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In May of 2018, model and actress Paulina Porizkova announced on social media that she and Ocasek had separated after 28 years of marriage. The pair first met while filming the music video for "Drive."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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