Singer Ric Ocasek of The Cars has died at age 75

Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, has died, a spokesman for the New York Police Department has confirmed. He was 75.

As NBC New York reports, the musician was found dead on Sunday afternoon after police responded to a call of an unconscious male at a Manhattan townhouse. He was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene. Details of his cause of death have not yet been revealed.

In 2018, model Paulina Porizkova, whom Ocasek wed in 1989, revealed that the couple had been "peacefully separated for the past year." The news came shortly after The Cars were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 29: Musician Ric Ocasek and model Paulina Porizkova attending "CFDA Vogue 7th on Sale Fashion Benefit for AIDS" on November 29, 1990 at the Armory in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 14: (L-R) Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes, Brandon Flowers speak onstage at the 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Auditorium on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin Kane/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 14: Inductee Ric Ocasek of The Cars and musician Brandon Flowers speak onstage 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Auditorium on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 09: Paulina Porizkova and Ric Ocasek attend the 'Florence Foster Jenkins' New York premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on August 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Ric Ocasek of The Cars attends the SiriusXM 'Town Hall' with The Cars: Town Hall to air on SiriusXM's 80's on 8 at SiriusXM Studio on April 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 03: (L-R) Ric Ocasek and Nile Rodgers attend the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing 8th annual GRAMMY week event. Honoring Nile Rodgers at The Village recording studios on February 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Ric Ocasek, Paulina Porizkova, Mariska Hargitay, Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox attend the book launch party for Ali Wentworth's new book "Ali In Wonderland" at Sotheby's on February 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Ric Ocasek of The Cars perfoms as part of Lollapalooza 2011 at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Corbis via Getty Images)
Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkova during Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkova Sighting - June 17, 2006 at SOHO in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
Paulina Porizkova, Jonathan Raven, Oliver Orion Ocasek and Ric Ocasek (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Sony Pictures-Los Angeles)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, posing in the Men's Room of club CBGB's on September 29, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 18: Model Paulina Porizkova and her husband musician Ric Ocasek attend the launch of "Living It Up! with Ali & Jack" at Plaid June 18, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Ric Ocasek of The Cars (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Gwen Stefani with Ric Ocasek of The Cars during The 18th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Inside at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Model Paulina Porizkova and musician Ric Ocasek attending the premiere party for 'Cry Baby' on April 3, 1990 at the MK Club in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Musician Ric Ocasek attending the premiere party for 'Cry Baby' on April 3, 1990 at Club MK in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Model Paulina Porizkova and musician Ric Ocasek attending '13th Council of Fashion Designer of America Awards' on February 7, 1994 at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Model Paulina Porizkova and musician Ric Ocasek attending 'Rainbow Celebrity Auction by Town and Country to Benefit Cancer' on October 29, 1991 at Christie's in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Ric Ocasek of the Cars at Tunnel Club, New York, New York, March 10, 1995. (Photo by Steve Eichner/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 01: Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkova (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 01: Rock star Ric Ocasek, wife, model Paulina Porizkova, model Iman and boyfriend, rock star David Bowie attending the 7th On Sale AIDS benefit sponsored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)
Ric Ocasek, Paula Porzikova, Iman and David Bowie during "7th On Sale" To Benefit AIDS Research - November 29, 1990 at 69th Regiment Armory in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
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Along with the two sons shared with Porizkova — 25-year-old Jonathan and 20-year-old Oliver — Ocasek was father to four other sons, two each from his previous two marriages.

Born Richard Theodore Otcasek, the rocker also dabbled in acting, with a notable cameo in 1988's Hairspray.

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