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Ric Ocasek, Lead Singer of The Cars, Dead in New York at 75

NEW YORK, (NBC) – NBC New York is reporting Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the rock band The Cars, died Sunday in New York at age 75.

Police say they received a call around 4 p.m. for an unconscious person at a townhouse.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Law enforcement sources confirmed the deceased was Ocasek.

Ocasek and his band were inducted into the Rock Hall in 2018.

He was also known for his long-running marriage to the Czech supermodel Paulina Porizkova. She announced their separation in 2018 after 28 years of marriage.

Leslie Stone

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