Ric Ocasek Lead Singer Of The Cars Dead At 75

More sad news this week. Lead singer and founding member of The Cars, Ric Ocasek was found dead in his Manhattan apartment Sunday afternoon. He was 75 years old.

Ocasek was found unconscious and unresponsive around 4:15pm inside his Grammercy Park home by his ex wife Paulina Porizkova. According to PageSix.com, he appeared to have died from natural causes.

The Cars emerged from The Rat in Kenmore Square Boston, to release six albums from 1978 to 1987, selling millions of copies and playing to stadiums. Their 1978 debut album alone featured three charting singles, "Just What I Needed," "My Best Friend's Girl," and "Good Times Roll." Long a staple of rock radio, The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

This is a huge loss for rock and for Boston. RIP Ric Ocasek

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