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Singer Ric Ocasek (75) died in New York

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Ric Ocasek, founder and singer of the new wave band The Cars, was found dead last Sunday in his home in New York. The 75-year-old Ocasek was found unconscious in bed by his wife Paulina Porizkova around 4 o’clock in the afternoon and was declared dead on the spot, police confirmed. It is a natural cause of death. This is reported by Page Six.

Ocasek, who was added to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with The Cars in 2018, released 7 studio albums with his band in the period 1978-2011. They scored big hits with, among others, My Best Friend’s Girl (1978) and Drive (1984). Their video clip for the song You Might Think won the very first MTV Video Music Award in 1984, with which they beat Michael Jackson’s Thriller, among others.

The singer also released a number of solo albums, including Beatitude (1982), Fireball Zone (1990), Troublizing (1997) and Nexterday (2005).

Ric was married to Porizkova for 28 years, from whom he had been divorced since 2018. Although the two were no longer together, they were never officially divorced. They have two children, Oliver and Jonathan. In total Ocasek leaves 6 children from three different women.

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