According to him, the New York police received a call about the presence of a man unconscious in one of the houses of the city. Police confirmed the identity of Okasek. The cause of death of the singer is not reported.

In 2018, Okasek was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The creativity of The Cars group belongs to the "new wave" genre. The songs “My Best Friend's Girl” and “Drive” made the band very popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Earlier it was reported the death of the winner of the Grammy Music Award guitarist Dan Warner.