Legendary frontman Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the rock band The Cars, died Sunday after being found unconscious in his New York apartment.
According to reports, law enforcement say they received a 911 call around 4 PM for an “unconscious male” at the singer’s townhouse in Manhattan.
75-year-old Ocasek was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was reportedly found by his wife, Paulina Porizkova.
Police do not believe there was any foul play, saying that preliminary findings show that The Cars star died of natural causes.
The Cars were leaders in the “new wave” craze that shot the band to international fame. Their self-titled first album in 1978, included songs like “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Just What I Needed.”
The band originated in Boston in 1976, with singer Ric Ocasek, bassist Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easto, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson.
Their first album sold six million copies and appeared on the Billboard charts for 139 weeks. The Cars have sold over 20 million albums in the United States.
The band was inducted into the Rock Hall in 2018.