Very sad to hear the news that Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of rock band the Cars has died at the age of 75. Ocasek was found dead at his home in New York earlier today (Sunday). Ocasek and the Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just last year and gained fame with their first album, The Cars, which sold over six million copies and stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for 139 weeks. The Cars broke up in 1988, but reunited to release the album Move Like This in 2011.
In addition to his work with the Cars, Ric produced albums for many artists including Weezer's 'Blue Album' and 'Green Album' along with Romeo Void, Hole,Bebe Buell, No Doubt, Nada Surf, Black 47, Bad Religion, Johnny Bravo, D Generation, The Wannadies, Possum Dixon, Martin Rev, and Jonathan Richman. Cause of death has not been announced as of this writing.
R.I.P. Ric Ocasek