Ric Ocasek, Lead Singer of The Cars, Dies at 75


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Ric Ocasek, the lead singer and founding member of '70s rock band The Cars, was found dead in his Manhattan residence on Sunday. According to Billboard, the NYPD confirmed Ocasek's death after the musician's estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova, found him unresponsive Sunday afternoon. The singer reportedly died of natural causes. Ocasek released seven studio albums with The Cars between 1978 and 2011, beginning with their classic self-titled album featuring the singles "Just What I Needed," "My Best Friend's Girl" and "Good Times Roll." The band had 13 Top 40 singles, four of which cracked the Top 10. Five Cars' albums also made the top 10 on the Billboard 200. Ocasek and The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.