The Cars Frontman Ric Ocasek Dies at 75

BOB's Blog

Blog > BOB's Blog > The Cars Frontman Ric Ocasek Dies at 75

The Cars Frontman Ric Ocasek Dies at 75

The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek died in his townhouse on Sunday.

The New York Police Department responded to a call at around 4pm about an “unconscious male.” The iconic artist died of hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. He had been recovering from surgery when the sudden death occurred. Pulmonary emphysema was also a contributing factor.

The Cars were a New Wave sensation in the late 1970s and early '80s. From pop to punk-rock incorporated in their style, the band had over 10 Top 40 singles. Ocasek was well-known for his pitch-black hair paired with black sunglasses.

Aside from vocals, the artist was the band’s lead songwriter and played rhythm guitar. Look back at their early '80s hit “Drive.” 

The Cars - Drive (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

 

Photo: Getty

BOB's Blog
It's Halloween season, which means you've probably hit the candy aisle at your local grocery store a handful of...
BOB's Blog
It’s been less than a week since Tropical Storm Imelda brought significant rain to parts of southeast Texas and...
BOB's Blog
This year is the Harvest Moon, which means it will also be a “micro moon,” making the moon appear dim and much...
BOB's Blog
Music legend Freddie Mercury would have turned 73-years-old today. In commemoration of the icon’s birthday, it was...
BOB's Blog
Imagine going to see your favorite band in your hometown and buying a special edition T-shirt with your city’s...