Rick Ocasek was found deceased.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
NEW YORK — Damn. First Eddie Money. Now this. Ric Ocasek, lead singer of “The Cars,” has migrated to that big recording studio in the sky. The lanky, sunglassed musician was found deceased inside his Manhattan apartment Sunday afternoon. He was 70 or 75, depending on the source. According to the New York Police Department, officers were dispatched to Ocasek’s residence around 4 p.m. after receiving a 911 call. When they arrived, the rock icon was found dead from what appears to be heart disease.
Medical examiners determined there was no foul play involved. However, British artist Billy Idol disseminated a communiqué via Twitter that indicates otherwise. He suspects suicide. “Sorry 2 hear about #ricocasek RIP loved his work with the band #Suicide,” he tweeted.
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) September 16, 2019
Ocasek’s quietus comes a year after “The Cars” were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Shortly after getting enshrined, we learned the “Drive” vocalist and his wife — supermodel Paulina Porizkova — were seeking divorcement after 28 years of holy matrimony. They share two children.
Ocasek and his sidekick — Benjamin Orr — formed the band in 1976.
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