Ric Ocasek, the guitarist and leader of the Cars, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment yesterday (September 15th) at age 75. According to Rolling Stone, “At approximately 3 p.m. ET, police officers responded to a 911 call at Ocasek’s home at 140 E. 19th Street, the rep said. Officers discovered Ocasek unconscious and unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead at the scene, though no cause of death has been revealed. A rep for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner did not immediately reply to a request for comment.”
Less than a month after announcing he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer, legendary New York rocker Eddie Money died on September 13th at age 70. In July, Money canceled the remainder of his 2019 tour dates after developing pneumonia while in the hospital recovering from his heart valve procedure. The cancellation marked the first time ever in Money’s career that he scrapped a tour. Money’s cause of death is being attributed to complications from a the recent heart surgery.