Ric Ocasek’s wife says he died while recuperating from surgery

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Metropolis health worker says Ric Ocasek , the 75-year-old frontman for The Vehicles, died of coronary heart illness, worsened by emphysema.

Ocasek’s spouse, mannequin and actress Paulina Porizkova, posted a press release on Instagram , saying he was “recuperating very well after surgery” and that their two sons had been ensuring he was comfy. Porizkova didn’t say what kind of surgical procedure Ocasek was recovering from.

She says she went to carry him his Sunday morning espresso and “realized that during the night he had peacefully passed on.”

The Vehicles chart-topping hits within the late 1970s and 1980s included “Just What I Needed,” ”Shake It Up” and “Drive.” The band was inducted final yr into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame.

Porizkova introduced the couple’s separation final yr.

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