Ric Ocasek from The Cars passes away at 75

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 10: Singer Ric Ocasek attends the "Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese" New York screening at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)

Ric Ocasek of iconic new wave band, The Cars, has passed away at the age of 75.

No cause of death has been released at this time, but he was pronounced dead at his Manhattan home after his family called emergency services when he was unresponsive.

The Cars had several hits during the ’80s, including their iconic single, Drive. In more recent years, Ocasek has handled production for a number of bands including Weezer, Bad Religion, No Doubt, Motion City Soundtrack and more.


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