The bandleader of New Wave famous in the 1980s The Cars Ric Ocasek died of heart disease New York coroner reported on Monday.
Pulmonary emphysema caused by hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease contributed to the death of the New York artist, health officials said.
The police reported Sunday that he was found dead at his home in Manhattan New York the rhythmic singer and guitarist at the age of 75.
The body showed no signs of violent death or external signs.  He was recovering from an operation
In a post on the Instagram network, his family said the artist had recovered from surgery at home, but that Sunday they realized he was not responding when his breakfast was brought.
"We, s u family and friends, we are totally devastated by his premature and unexpected death and would like privacy to cry," reads the message published in The Cars' official report.
A second publication in the report contained a final sketch sketched by Ocasek. with a message to his sons Jonathan and Oliver, who found him in his chair.
The abstract sketch in black and red contained a note from Ocasek that reads, "Keep laughing."
"Our father was a prolific doodler. His death was sudden, unexpected, and more than heartbreaking, "wrote the children.
Under Ocasek's leadership, The Cars built extravagant electronic effects of the new wave style into pop songs with a classic structure.
His achievements included" You Might Think " , "Shake It Up" and "Drive" in the 1
The cars were among the first MTV regulars and won the award from "Video of the Year" by "You Might Think "at the first Video Music Awards 1984.
After the band broke up in 1988, they returned in 2011 after Ocasek wrote new songs.
Last year, the group was joined by other artists such as Bon Jovi, Moody Blues , Dire Straits and Nina Simone are included in the Rock & Roll's Hall of Fame.