Earlier this week, the music world lost one of the rock n roll legend Ric Ocasek.
Today we have the medical report with the exact cause of death.
THE CARS frontman Ric Ocasek died of heart disease, New York Medical Examiners office said Monday. Pulmonary emphysema, a type of lung disease, was also a contributing factor in the 75-year-old singer’s death, the medical examiner added.
It’s unclear how long Ocasek had been suffering from heart disease.
Ric was found dead in his Manhattan apartment yesterday (September 15) by his third wife, supermodel Paulina Porizkova, whom he married after the two met while shooting the video for 1984’s “Drive”. The couple last year announced their separation.
Ocasek had recently undergone an undisclosed surgery. Paulina described his death as “unexpected and untimely,” saying that she found him still asleep when bringing him his Sunday coffee.
Ocasek is survived by six sons, two from each of his three marriages.