Police received a call about an unconscious male at Ocasek's Manhatten townhouse.
Responders pronounced Ocasek dead at the scene.
He and the other members of the group were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
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They were among the early regulars on MTV, winning the "Video of the Year" award for "You Might Think" at the first Video Music Awards in 1984.
Ocasek lived in Cleveland as a teenager and graduated from Maple Heights High School.
She took to her IG account to write: 'Ric and I have been peacefully separated for the past year. "Thank you for the hooks and the music, Ric". Ocasek, bassist Benjamin Orr, guitarist Elliot Easton, drummer David Robinson and keyboardist Greg Hawkes issued The Cars' self-titled debut album in 1978.
Ocasek was married three times and had six sons, two from each relationship.
"So sad. Such a great writer, singer, player, producer", fellow classic rocker Peter Frampton said on Twitter of Ocasek. We didn't turn the dial when they came on the radio (and these guys were ALL over the radio)!