Lead singer of US band ‘The Cars’ dies aged 75

Lead singer of US band The Cars dies aged 75

Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of the US band The Cars, has died aged 75.

The New York Police Department said that his family had called for help since they found Ocasek unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at his home in Manhattan, said the police. The cause of death is still not known.

Ocasek’s instant success was as a founding member of the Cars, recording numerous hit songs from 1978 to 1988. He played rhythm guitar and sang lead vocals for a majority of songs.

His other hits includes “Drive”, “Good Times Roll” and “My Best Friend’s Girl”.

Seven years after reforming for a tour and what would be their final album, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

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