Ric Ocasek, Lead Singer Of 'The Car', Dies Of Heart Disease At 75
By Elizabeth Joseph And Theresa Waldrop, CNN
Updated 4:35 PM ET, Mon September 16, 2019
Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the new wave rock band The Cars, died of heart disease, according to the New York City medical examiner's office.
He was 75.
The New York Police Department received a call around 4 p.m. Sunday "for an unconscious male" at a townhouse on East 19th Street, the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information told CNN.
Ocasek died of hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, according to a press release Monday from the medical examiner's office. There was a contributing condition of pulmonary emphysema. The manner of death was natural.
Supermodel Paulina Porizkova, who separated from Ocasek last year, posted on Instagram that he had been recuperating at home following surgery. She was at the home helping their children care for their father when she found him while bringing coffee."I touched his cheek to rouse him. It was then I realized that during the night he had peacefully passed on."
Porizkova shared a photo of flowers outside the home.
The Cars became hugely popular in the late 1970s and early 80s with hits including "My Best Friend's Girl" and "Drive."
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