Ric Ocasek, Frontman of The Cars, Dies at 75

September 15, 2019

Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, has passed away at the age of 75.

In a police report by TMZ, Ocasek was found unresponsive Sunday (9/15) at his townhouse in New York City. According to NYC's Chief Medical Examiner, Ocasek died due to hypertensive and atherosclerotic cartiovascular disease, which means he passed away from heart disease caused by high blood pressure.

The police report says that he was found in his bed by his estranged wife, model Paulina Poriskova. This story is still developing.

Ocasek founded The Cars in Boston in the '70s where they had their first big hit song in 1978 with "Just What I Needed", followed by a long list of hits like "Moving in Stereo", "My Best Friend's Girl", "Good Times Roll", and "Bye Bye Love."

In 2018, members of The Cars reunited during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Ocasek is survived by his five children.