The Cars' Ric Ocasek dies at 75

Amy Webb
September 15, 2019 - 8:11 pm

USA Today

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Ric Ocasek, the lead singer and founder of the legendary new wave band the Cars, died today at the age of 75. According to NBC 4 New York, police received a call around 4 PM for an unconscious male at a townhouse on East 19th. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Law enforcement sources later confirmed the man was Ocasek.

Ocasek released seven albums with the Cars from 1978 to 2011. He also released seven solo albums throughout his career and produced albums for Weezer, Bad Brains, Guided By Voices, and No Doubt, among others. The Cars were inducted into the Rock Hall last year.

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