Ric Ocasek, singer for The Cars, dies at 75

The Cars Ric Ocasek

The Cars Ric Ocasek

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the rock band The Cars, died Sunday in NY at age 75.

According to the New York Post, The Cars co-vocalist was discovered at his Manhattan townhouse on Sunday (Sept. 15) by his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death will be determined by the city's coroner.

Musicians have begun paying tribute to Ocasek on Twitter, with New Pornographer's AC Newman saying, "I will never stop imitating the first Cars album". The record contained the Osasek-written hits "Just What I Needed", "My Best Friend's Girl" and "Good Times Roll".

Ric Ocasek of The Cars performs during the 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Auditorium on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Among those whose albums Ocasek produced includes Weezer, Bad Brains, No Doubt, Hole, Bad Religion, Nada Surf, Jonathan Richman and several others.

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In 2018, model Paulina Porizkova, whom Ocasek Wednesday in 1989, revealed that the couple had been "peacefully separated for the past year".

Ocasek founded the group in 1976, the biography said. He was married to model Paulina Porizkova for more than 28 years until their divorce last year. "It's been a pretty eventful life, I can say". The band broke up in 1988 and Orr died in 2000.

He is survived by six sons, two from each of his three marriages. In the 1970s they relocated to Boston and formed bands including the folk-rock Milkwood and also played as an acoustic duo before finding their calling when they created The Cars.

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