The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek died today at age 70 (though some sources claim he was 75.)
According to Page Six, Ocasek was “discovered unconscious and unresponsive” in his New York City apartment this afternoon by his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova. The report states that he appears to have died of natural causes.
Ocasek formed the Cars in Boston in 1976 with bassist and singer Benjamin Orr, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. They played their first show on New Year’s Eve that year, and in 1978 released their self-titled debut album.