The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dead at 75

Lawrence Kim
September 16, 2019

He was pronounced dead at home in Manhattan after family called to report he was unresponsive, New York Police Department said. Their video for "Double Life" was the 21st video ever played on the new cable channel, according to VH1. He briefly attended college but dropped out to pursue music, and in 1965 met future Cars bassist/singer Benjamin Orr.

His death comes a year after the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

At the time Ocasek told Rolling Stone: 'It's certainly a wonderful feeling to be accepted by peers and you see the people that are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who gets inducted, it's a positive feeling that you get'.

In 2018, model Paulina Porizkova, whom Ocasek Wednesday in 1989, revealed that the couple had been "peacefully separated for the past year". They share two sons, Jonathan, 25, and Oliver, 20.

The band had 13 Top 40 singles and four Top 10 LPs, according to the biography.

"It's quite odd to be here without him", Ocasek said. After breaking up in 1988, the original surviving band members reunited in 2010 to record a new album.

Ric Ocasek of The Cars perfoming at Lollapalooza 2011 at Grant Park in Chicago.

From there things moved quickly for the band: During the following year a nine-song demo, including their future breakout hit "Just What I Needed", received heavy airplay on Boston stations and the group signed with Elektra. "It is a lifetime". But she says that "as a bicycle, my husband and I no longer pedal in unison".

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