Ric Ocasek (The Cars) Found Dead in New York, R.I.P.

Ric Ocasek, lead singer for The Cars and inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has passed away at age 75.

As first reported by NBC in New York, the story goes that police received a call today around 4pm for an “unconscious male at a townhouse on East 19th Street.” It was then reported that he had been pronounced at the scene and law enforcement sources already confirmed the deceased was Ocasek according to NBC New York.

The family shared a statement the following day stating that Ocasek had been recuperating after a surgery and was being well taken-care-of at home with his wife and two tons. Sad news.

Some fan tributes and messages have been posted on social media which we’ve collected below.