Ric Ocasek Wiki
Ric Ocasek was born on March 23, 1944, and from Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. He was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and painter. On September 15, 2019, was found dead in his New York City apartment.
According to the source, he died of natural causes, Ric was known as the lead singer for the Cars and from 1978 to 1988 Ric and Cars merged a vision of Danger, Romance, and Nocturnal Intrigue and the concision of new wave with the sonic depth and ingenuity of radio-friendly rock.
The Cars was an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s and the band originated in Boston in 1976, with singer, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter Ric Ocasek; bassist and singer Benjamin Orr; lead guitarist Elliot Easton; keyboardist Greg Hawkes; and drummer David Robinson.
During his time with The Cars, recorded numerous hit songs and was the lead vocals for a majority of songs After the band broke up in the late 1980s. Ric embarked on a solo career as well as working as a producer for artists including Weezer, Bad Religion and No Doubt.
One of Ric’s earliest Cars compositions, and one of his greatest, “My Best Friend’s Girl” showed his love for Fifties rock & roll. Some of his solo albums Beatitude, This Side of Paradise, Fireball Zone, Quick Change World, Negative Theater, Troublizing, and Nexterday.
Ric Ocasek Family
How old was Ric Ocasek? was born on March 23, 1944, and from Baltimore, Maryland, U.S and he was 75 years old as of 2019. However, there is not much information about his father, mother, and siblings.
He completed his education from Antioch College and Bowling Green State University but dropped out from University to pursue his career in music.
Ric Ocasek Wife
He married three times in his lifetime, first he married his wife (Name not known) but they got divorced. Later, he married his second wife, Suzanne Ocasek, in 1971.
Ric was was still married to Suzanne when he met 18-year-old supermodel Paulina Porizkova during the filming of the music video for the Cars’ song “Drive” in 1984. Ocasek and Porizkova were married on August 23, 1989, on Saint-Barthélemy island.
This couple had two sons, Jonathan Raven Ocasek (b. November 4, 1993), and Oliver Ocasek (b. 1999). In May 2018, Porizkova announced she and Ocasek had separated a year earlier.
Furthermore, Ocasek had six sons, two from each of his three marriages. His eldest son, Christopher (born 1964) was a singer who formed the rock group Glamour Camp which released one album in 1989. Adam was born in 1970. Eron was born in 1973 and Derek was born in 1981.
Ric Ocasek Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of him is $30 Million USD as of 2019.