Police: Rock star Ric Ocasek found dead in NYC apartment

NEW YORK — Ric Ocasek, famed frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a Manhattan apartment.

The New York City police department said officers responding to a 911 call found the 75-year-old Ocasek at about 4 p.m. on Sunday. They said there was no sign of foul play and that the medical examiner was to determine a cause of death.

The Cars chart-topping hits in the late 1970s and 1980s included "Just What I Needed," ''Shake It Up" and "Drive." The band was inducted last year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In May of 2018, model and actress Paulina Porizkova announced on social media that she and Ocasek had separated after 28 years of marriage. The pair first met while filming the music video for "Drive."

Must Read

Haier boss looks far beyond appliances

Mar 30, 2017

Haier Group paid $5.4 billion for GE Appliances, but the Chinese company's chairman says the...

Some Chinese migrant workers feel targeted by...

May 8, 2017

US-CHINA-HUTONGS:Some Chinese migrant workers feel targeted by Beijing's clean-up of ancient hutongs

China seeks safe steering of bike-sharing boom to...

May 23, 2017

US-CHINA-BIKE-SHARING:China seeks safe steering of bike-sharing boom to clear cluttered streets

China controls information about ailing Nobel...

Jul 12, 2017

As China faces mounting pressure to let imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo go...

China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade Great...

Jul 20, 2017

China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade internet controls

Sign up now!