Ric Ocasek’s cause of death, sweet final drawing revealed

Rick Ocasek, líder de la banda de new wave famosa en los 80 The Cars, murió de una enfermedad cardíaca, dijeron el lunes médicos forenses de Nueva York.

Un enfisema pulmonar, causado por una enfermedad cardiovascular hipertensiva y ate­ros­­cle­- rótica, contribuyó a la muerte del artista neoyor­- quino, dijeron funcionarios de salud.

La policía informó el domin­go que halló muerto en su casa de Manhattan, Nueva York, al cantante y guitarrista rítmico a los 75 años. El cuerpo no presentaba signos de muerte violenta ni rastros exteriores.

En una publicación en la red Instagram de este lunes, su familia dijo que el artista se estaba recuperando en su casa de una cirugía, pero este domingo se encontraron con que no respondía cuando le traían su desa­yuno.

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The cause of the shocking Sept. 15 death of the Cars’ legendary Ric Ocasek has been revealed. According to an autopsy report released Monday by the New York City medical examiner’s office, Ocasek died of cardiovascular disease. Ocasek was 75.

The specific cause of death was listed as hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, or atherosclerosis, a build-up of plaque in the arteries that can cause hardening and/or narrowing in the heart muscle. Pulmonary emphysema was also a contributing factor.

The autopsy findings coincide with two touching social media posts by the Ocasek family that have provided deeper insight in the singer-songwriter’s final hours. The first post, by Ocasek’s wife Paulina Porizkova (from whom he amicably separated in 2018) says the new wave pioneer died in his sleep after undergoing surgery.