Ric Ocasek, singer of the group The Cars, pioneers of the new wave, was found dead Sunday at the age of 75, according to the New York police. The latter (NYPD) ” received a call around 2 p.m. local time for an unconscious man (…). His death was pronounced on the spot and the body was identified as that of Ric Ocasek The NYPD said in a statement. The death does not appear suspicious, reports USA Today.
With Ocasek on the mic, The Cars produced hits like You Might Think, Shake It Up or Drive in the 80s.
The band then broke up during that decade and reformed in 2011 after Ric Ocasek wrote songs that he believed would make them better played with his former partners, according to USA Today.
The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year alongside Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.