Remembering Ric Ocasek, Gone One Year Ago Today


It was one year ago today when Ric Ocasek, lead singer and co-founder of The Cars, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment, dead at the age of 75 (some news outlets say he was 70). Ocasek was discovered unconscious and unresponsive at his Gramercy Park, New York City apartment by his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova. The New York City medical examiner's office listed the prolific songwriter's death as hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, which was made worse by pulmonary emphysema.

In his memory, here are a few of my fave Ric Ocasek songs from The Cars.

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