The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek dies aged 75

Under Ric Ocasek's leadership The Cars brought quirky electronic effects of new wave to classically structured pop songs generating a string of hits such as You Might Think Shake It Up and Drive in the 1980s

The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek dies aged 75

Law enforcement sources told the New York Post that he was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday at 4:14 p.m.

A medical examiner has yet to determine a cause of death, but police said there was no sign of foul play.

We will always remember Ric Ocasek, especially for his time with The Cars. The pair first met while filming the music video for "Drive".

The band formed in Boston in 1976 and two years later would release their self-titled album which shot them to fame with hits including 'My Best Friend's Girl'.

The news came shortly after The Cars were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The band alone had 13 top 40 hit singles, which would then jumpstart Ocasek's very successful career in producing.

After The Cars broke up in 1988, he went on to produce numerous albums for bands including Bad Brains, Weezer, Guided by Voices, Bad Religion and Nada Surf. Porizkova had appeared in the band's acclaimed "Drive" video. The band was inducted a year ago into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

"It's quite unusual to be here without him", Ocasek said. Bass player and vocalist Benjamin Orr, who grew up in Lakewood and Parma, died in October 2000 of pancreatic cancer.

Ocasek was married three times and had six sons, two from each relationship.

In 2018, model Paulina Porizkova, whom Ocasek Wednesday in 1989, revealed that the couple had been "peacefully separated for the past year".

He grew up in Baltimore, and his family moved to Cleveland when he was a teenager.

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