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Ric Ocasek Biography

Updated On 01 Nov, 2021 Published On 29 Oct, 2021
Ric Ocasek

Facts of Ric Ocasek

Date of Birth :
Age : 78 years old
Family Name : Ocasek
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Aries
Height : 5 Feet 11 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Ric Ocasek

What is Ric Ocasek marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Divorce
How many children does Ric Ocasek have ? (name): 6 Children
Is Ric Ocasek having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Ric Ocasek Gay ? No

Ric Ocasek was an American singer-songwriter and record producer best known for the rock band Cars. As a member of the Cars, Ocasek was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. The Cars frontman had married and divorced three times in life and fathered six children with three wives.

How was Ric Ocasek's Married life with Paulina Porizkova?

Ric Ocasek was blissfully married to Paulina Porizkova. He met supermodel Paulina in 1984 while shooting for the hit Car's song Drive. They shared two sons Jonathan raven and Oliver Orion. Sadly, after 28 years of marriage, Ric divorced Porizkva in May 2018.


Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkova were married for 28 years. SOURCE: Heavy

Nevertheless, they continued to live together and remain close friends for their children's sake. Even after divorce, Ric and Paulina shared a home in New York's Gramercy Park.

Ric Ocasek's failed marriage, divorce, and wives

Car's Ric Ocasek was married and divorced three times in life. His first marriage was to Constance Campbell with whom he tied the knot in 1963 but divorced in 1971 following eight years of marriage, citing personal issues. Constance gave birth to sons Christopher in 1964 and Adam in 1970.

Ric Ocasek fathered Christopher and Oliver with ex-wife Paulina. SOURCE: Daily Mail

In 1971, Ocasek tied the knot with Suzanne Ocasek and was married to her for over a decade until they called it quit in 1988. The singer-songwriter welcomed sons Eron in 1973 and Derek in 1981. Ric and Suzanne's marital relationship lasted for seventeen years.

Ric Ocasek - Net Worth Collection

Late American musician Ric Ocasek had an estimated net worth of $40 million at the time of his death. That is a combined wealth Ric shared with his wife, Porizkova, for three decades. 

Ocasek's real estate is reportedly valued at more than $5 million, including the intellectual property of his vast music catalog. Ric's four sons were Ocasek's main beneficiaries. Richard built most of his net worth in trusts to protect his family's privacy.

Following death, Ric's will discovered that he did not intend for Paulina to share in any stake of his personal properties separately from the marriage. Richard's will include $5 million worth of copyrighted intellectual property, among other assets on hand.

Cars Frontman Ric Ocasek's Cause of Death

Ric Ocasek lost his life due to natural causes at the age of 75. The musician was found unresponsive and unconscious around 4 pm on 15 September 2019. Porizkova discovered Ocasek's dead body in September morning amidst bringing him coffee as he received from surgery in the Gramercy Park townhouse. Paulina claims Rick left things in a mess along with the will things.

Ric Ocasek - Quick Facts

  • Ric Ocasek's father worked for Nasa. 
  • Ocasek showed an interest in music as a teenager, listening to buddy Holly & the Crickets.
  • Ric spent his childhood in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Richard studied at Maple Heights High School and later graduated from Bowling Green State University.
  • As a young boy, Ric fled to Boston and joined a folk band, Milkwood.
  • Ric Ocasek holds American citizenship.
  • Ric and Paulina purchased a 6000 square foot house in NYC for $2.5 million and sold it for $15.3 million.

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Ric Ocasek Married

Third Marriage with Paulina Porizkova

Paulina Porizkova is the widow of Richard Ocasek. She lived with him until his death in September 2019.

Second Marriage with Suzanne Ocasek

Suzanne Ocasek was the second wife of Ric Ocasek. They were married for sixteen years until 1988.

First Marriage with Constance Campbell

Constance Campbell was married to Richard Ocasek for eight years. They tied a knot in 1963 and divorced in 1971.

Ric Ocasek Children

SON : Christopher Ocasek

Mother: Constance Campbell

Christopher Ocasek is the first child of Ric Ocasek with Constance Campbell. Christopher was born in 1964.

SON : Eron Ocasek

Mother: Suzanne Ocasek

Eron Ocasek is the third child of Ric Ocasek with Suzanne Ocasek. Eron is currently 48 years old.

SON : Jonathan Raven Ocasek

Mother: Paulina Porizkova

Jonathan Raven Ocasek is the fourth child of Ric Ocasek with his third wife Paulina Porizkova. Jonathan is 27 years old.

SON : Oliver Orion Ocasek

Mother: Paulina Porizkova

Oliver Orion Ocasek is the fifth child of Ric Ocasek with his third wife Paulina Porizkova. He is 23 years old.

SON : Derek Ocasek

Mother: Suzanne Ocasek

Derek Ocasek was born as the younger son of Ric Ocasek with Suzanne Ocasek. Derek is 40 years old.

SON : Adam Ocasek

Mother: Constance Campbell

Adam Ocasek is the second child of Ric Ocasek with Constance Campbell. Adam was born in 1970.

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