Ric Ocasek Of The Cars Found Dead In New York City Townhouse

Ric Ocasek
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Ric Ocasek of the Cars performs with the band during the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Cleveland Public Auditorium in Ohio April 14.

Ric Ocasek, founding member and frontman of Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers The Cars, was found dead today (Sept. 15) in his New York City home. He was 75.
Police reportedly received a call at around 4 p.m. to Ocasek’s townhouse and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to WNBC-TV
Ocasek and The Cars were inducted in 2018 to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for a career that included 13 Top 40 singles, and Ocasek moved on to a successful career as a producer after The Cars broke up in the late 1980s.
The band reunited for a tour in 2011, capped by an appearance at Chicago’s Lollapalooza. The tour averaged 2.269 tickets sold and $111,844 gross per show. 
The Cars were a staple of 1980s music charts and the nascent MTV with its breakout eponymous debut and follow-up, Candy-O.  Released in 1978, The Cars featured hit singles “Just What I Needed,” “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Good Times Roll.” Candy-O spawned hits including “Let’s Go” and “All I Can Do.”
As a producer, he worked with a wide range of artists and genres including Bad Brains, Guided By Voices, Weezer, Romeo Void, No Doubt and more. 
He was separated from Paulina Porzikova, a former supermodel he met on the set of the video shoot for “Drive” in 1984.