The late Cars lead vocalist, Ric Ocasek cut his estranged supermodel wife, Paulina Porizkova out of his will before his untimely death in September this year; leaving her with absolutely nothing while they were divorcing. He claimed she abandoned him.The couple had two sons together, Jonathan and Oliver.
Ocasek had four sons from a previous marriage.
The singer expressed his views before his death by stating, “I have made no provision for my wife Paulina Porizkova (“Paulina”) as we are in the process of divorcing,” Ocasek wrote in his will.
“Even if I should die before our divorce is final… Paulina is not entitled to any elective share… because she has abandoned me.”
Ric Ocasek's Assets
Ocasek's various assets include $5 million in copyrights but only $15,000 in cash and $100,000 in "tangible personal property."
The influential singer was discovered dead in his New York City apartment in mid-September by Porizkova. Ocasek died at the age of 70 from hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. He was recovering from surgery prior to his death.
The romance between supermodel Porizkova and rock star Ocasek was as if it was out of a fairy tale. The two met on the set of The Cars music video, "Drive" in 1984. They wed in 1989 and split in 2017. Their divorce was never officially finalized before his death.
Ocasek's Wife Paulina Porizkova Pays Tribute to Her Late Husband
Paulina took to Instagram and paid tribute to her late estranged husband stating, “Everyone who knew Ric knew that he could be aloof. And not particularly social. But when he decided to turn his focus on you, it was as if the sun came out.”
Porizkova continued, “His smile and his gaze warmed you and made you feel like the most special person in the world. I had that gaze and smile on me for most of my life. For a long long time, no one could make me feel as loved as Ric.”
The Cars fans were stunned to hear the news of Ric's unexpected passing. The talented iconic singer will be remembered for his voice, his music and the songs he created that were the "soundtrack of the 80s era."
The Cars Were Inducted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Cars were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. It was a pivotal moment for Ric and the band and a huge honor to finally join as a member of Rock and Roll's exclusive club.
Ocasek made his acceptance speech at the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. In an archive video on YouTube he said, "When the band first started, Ben was supposed to be the lead singer...I was supposed to be the 'good-looking guy in the band!' but after a couple of gigs I got demoted to songwriter, so I went with that one!"