CARS FRONTMAN RIC OCASEK FOUND DEAD AT 75

Sep 16, 2019

By Jane Brown

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He was the famed frontman for The Cars 70s and 80s rock band.

Ric Ocasek of the Cars arrives at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year event at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Ric Ocasek has been found dead in a New York City apartment.

The New York City Police Department said officers responding to a 9-1-1 call found the 75-year-old Ocasek at about 4 pm 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.

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.

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