Ric Ocasek, Leader Singer of The Cars, Dead at 75

Ric Ocasek, Leader Singer of The Cars, Dead at 75. NYPD confirmed he was found unresponsive at his Manhattan residence and pronounced dead at the scene. . The cause of death has not been determined. . Ocasek co-founded The Cars in 1976. The new wave group shaped the sound of the 80s with songs like "My Best Friend’s Girl," "Good Times Roll," and "Just What I Needed.". The Cars' song, "You Might Think," won the first-ever MTV Video Music Award for video of the year in 1984. . The band's first five albums all went platinum. They disbanded in 1988. . The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. . Ocasek also produced albums for bands like Weezer, Bad Brains and more. . Ocasek was married to Paulina Porizkova for 28 years before separating in 2018. . They have two children together.

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