NYPD confirmed he was found unresponsive at his Manhattan residence and pronounced dead at the scene. . The cause of death has not been determined. . Ocasek co-founded The Cars in 1976. The new wave group shaped the sound of the 80s with songs like "My Best Friend’s Girl," "Good Times Roll," and "Just What I Needed.". The Cars' song, "You Might Think," won the first-ever MTV Video Music Award for video of the year in 1984. . The band's first five albums all went platinum. They disbanded in 1988. . The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. . Ocasek also produced albums for bands like Weezer, Bad Brains and more. . Ocasek was married to Paulina Porizkova for 28 years before separating in 2018. . They have two children together.