The Cars' Lead Singer Ric Ocasek Found Dead
Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of The Cars, was found dead in his Manhattan home on Sunday aged 70.
Police said they received a call about 4 pm regarding an unconscious male at a townhouse on East 19th Street, however, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Law enforcement sources later confirmed the deceased male was Ocasek, with his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova, reportedly discovering Ocasek in his home.
Sources told Page Six the cause of death appears to be natural causes.
The Cars -- consisting of band members Ocasek, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, David Robinson and Benjamin Orr -- were known best for their hugely popular 1978 self-titled album, along with the songs "Just What I Needed," "My Best Friend's Girl" and "Good Times Roll".
The Cars were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their decades-long contributions to music in 2018.
Ocasek had recently placed the home where he was found on the market after he and Czech supermodel Porizkova announced their split in May 2018. The pair -- who had two children together -- had been together for 28 years when they separated.