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Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of legendary Boston band The Cars, died Sunday, according to New York City Police.

Globe photographers had a number of opportunities over the years to catch Ocasek in action.

Ric Ocasek at Manhattan at restaurant 71 Clinton Fresh Food in 2003.
Ric Ocasek at Manhattan at restaurant 71 Clinton Fresh Food in 2003.Elizabeth Lippman for the Boston Globe/file
Ric Ocasek, performed at the Boston Garden in 1987.
Ric Ocasek, performed at the Boston Garden in 1987.John Mottern/Globe Staff/file/Globe Staff
Ric Ocasek performed during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Cleveland in 2018.
Ric Ocasek performed during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Cleveland in 2018.David Richard/Associated Press/file/FR25496 AP via AP
Ric Ocasek of The Cars performs in support of their album "Move Like This" at Roseland Ballroom in New York, in 2011.
Ric Ocasek of The Cars performs in support of their album "Move Like This" at Roseland Ballroom in New York, in 2011. Chad Batka/The New York Times/file
The Cars in Memphis, Tenn. in 1979. from leeft to right: Ben Orr, Greg Hawkes, Ric Ocasek, Elliot Easton, David Robinson .
The Cars in Memphis, Tenn. in 1979. from leeft to right: Ben Orr, Greg Hawkes, Ric Ocasek, Elliot Easton, David Robinson .Ebet Roberts/Redferns via Getty Images