Ric Ocasek

American musician

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Ric Ocasek: American musician
Richard Theodore Otcasek, known as Ric Ocasek, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and painter. He was the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for the rock band the Cars. In addition to his work with the Cars, Ocasek recorded seven solo albums, and his song "Emotion in Motion" was a top 20 hit in the United States in 1986. Ocasek also worked as a record producer for artists such as Suicide, Bad Brains, Weezer, Nada Surf, Guided by Voices, and No Doubt. In 2018, Ocasek was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Cars.


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After the death of her ex-husband, Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, Paulina Porizkova learned that she had been excluded from his will: "I feel betrayed." - Published

Paulina Porizkova opens up about losing ex-husband Ric Ocasek: 'His passing was a (expletive) shock'

Supermodel Paulina Porizkova opened up about last month's passing of her ex-husband, Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. - Published

Passage: The Cars' Ric Ocasek and journalist Cokie Roberts

"Sunday Morning" remembers the rock guitarist and lead vocalist for the 1970s-'80s rock band, and the pioneering broadcast journalist for NPR and ABC
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ShowBiz Minute: Ocasek, SNL, Brinkley

Rocker Ric Ocasek's cause of death revealed; "SNL" rescinds cast invitation to Shane Gillis over YouTube video; Hurt Christie Brinkley pulls out of "Dancing with the Stars." (Sept. 17) - Published

Wife recounts finding Ric Ocasek after he died

Paulina Porizkova says she went to bring Ocasek his Sunday morning coffee and "realized that during the night he had peacefully passed on"
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The Cars singer Ric Ocasek died in his sleep, says family

The rock frontman had been recovering from surgery and died of heart disease, adds the coroner.
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Singer with The Cars whose ballad Drive became Live Aid anthem

Ric Ocasek was a star of the late Seventies and early Eighties with quirky, post-punk singles such as My Best Friend’s Girl.
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Cars front man Ric Ocasek died while recovering from surgery - family

Cars front man Ric Ocasek died peacefully over the weekend while recovering from surgery at his family's home in Manhattan, his wife, the actress and model Paulina Porizkova, said in an Instagram post..
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Ric Ocasek's family says The Cars frontman died 'peacefully' in his sleep

Ric Ocasek's family has issued a statement about The Cars frontman's death. Paula Porizkova, the rocker's estranged wife, posted to Instagram Monday. - Published

The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek found dead

Ric Ocasek, famed frontman for The Cars, was found dead Sunday in his Manhattan apartment. The Cars' chart-topping hits in the late 1970s and 1980s included "Just What I Needed," "Shake It Up" and..
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ShowBiz Minute: Ocasek, Jojo Rabbit, Box Office

Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75; "Jojo Rabbit" wins Toronto's sought-after audience award; "It" is tops again, "Hustlers" full of flash at box office. (Sept. 16) - Published

'His music was a gift to us all': Music industry mourns The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek

"He was always as generous as could be with his time and care," band Weezer wrote of its former producer, Ric Ocasek. The Cars frontman died Sunday. - Published

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Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, dies aged 75

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Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, found dead in New York City apartment

Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like "Just What I Needed," was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his..
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Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman, has died in New York City

The New York Police Department said there was no sign of foul play and that the medical examiner has yet to determine a cause of death
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