The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75

Ric Ocasek of the Cars arrives at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year event at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Ric Ocasek, the lead singer for the rock band "The Cars" has died at the age of 75.

Ocasek was found unresponsive on Sunday at his townhouse in Manhattan and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Cars released their debut album in 1978, along with its debut single "Just What I Needed." The group released five more albums, featuring hits like "My Best Friend's Girl," "Good times roll," Bye Bye Love" and many more until they broke up in 1988.  The group reunited in 2011 to release their final studio album.

The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

In a statement on Monday, his family said he was found Sunday morning after peacefully passing on overnight.  The Ocasek Family said:  "We, his family and friends, are completely and utterly devastate by his untimely and unexpected death and would appreciate the privacy to mourn in private."