Everything About American Singer & Songwriter, Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek was a popular American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and painter. He was widely recognized as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter of the rock band name the cars. In addition, he has recorded many songs with the cars band including what I needed, best friend’s girl, good times roll, you’re all I’ve got tonight. In addition, “Emotion in Motion” was the top 20 hit song in the United States of America in 1986.

Ocasek has also worked as a record producer for famous artists including Suicide, Bad Brains, Weezer, Nada Surf, Guided by Voices, and No Doubt. Unfortunately, he died at the age of 75 years old. Well, he has accumulated a lot of wealth. Many of his admirers want to know about his personal life. Who was his partner in crime (wife)?

Know about his every detail in the following columns, exploring Biography, age, height, net worth, and other amazing facts. Stay tuned and keep on reading the article to the end.

Biography Of Ric Ocasek: Parents, & Siblings

Songwriter Ric Ocasek was born on March 23, 1944, in Baltimore, Maryland, the U.S. As per his nationality, he belongs to American nationality and holds white ethnicity. When he was 16 years old, he grew up with his parents in Cleveland, Ohio,  Moreover, his father worked as a system analyst at the Lewis Research Center, NASA. Ric has not revealed detail information about his father and mother yet.

Ric Ocasek Biography, Esquire
Ric Ocasek Biography, Esquire

On the other hand, Ric went to Antioch College and also he attended Bowling Green State University for higher education. However, passion for music led him to pursue music eventually drops out of Bowling Green State University.

Relationship: Dating, Marriage, & Children

The American singer, Ric Ocasek was married three times.

Married to Constance (1st Wife)

He tied the know with his long time girlfriend, Constance. Matter of fact, there is no information about his dating history as well as the wedding with Constance. From the conjugal relationship, the former couple welcomed two sons who are Christopher (born in 1964) and Adam Ocasek (born in 1970).

Unfortunately, the pair couldn’t hold their relation tight for long enough and eventually they broked their marital bond with a divorce in 1971, Ohio.

Married to Suzanne Otcasek (2nd Spouse)

After breaking a relationship with Constance, he got married to Suzanne Otcasek in the year of 1971. Moreover, the duo remained in the conjugal bond for 17 years. However, he couldn’t maintain his personal and professional life with his spouse, Suzanne. So, the couple divorced in 1988 after 17 years of marital life.

On the other hand, the former couple welcomed two boys together who are Eron Otcasek (born in 1973) and Derek Otcasek (born in 1981). The late musician was in a love affair with Paulina Porizkova when he was still in a marital bond with Suzanne. The main reason behind the divorce between Otcasek and rick was his extra love affair with Paulina.

Married to Paulina Porizkova (3rd Wife)

The American lead singer, Ric Ocasek wedded model, Paulina Porizkova in the year of August 23, 1989. Moreover, their lavish wedding ceremony was held on Saint-Barthélemy Island where the couple enjoyed their honeymoon. From the marital bond, their elder son “Jonathan Raven Ocasek” came to this world on November 4, 1993. Also, the duo welcomed their second child Oliver Otcasek in the year 1999.

Ric Ocasek with his wife Paulina Porizkova and two sons Jonathan Raven Otcasek(right to Ric) and Oliver Otcasek (lfe to Ric)
Ric Ocasek with his wife Paulina Porizkova and two sons Jonathan Raven Otcasek (right to Ric) and Oliver Otcasek (left to Ric), Ultimate Classic Rock

Matter of fact, Richard announced that they were going to separate in 2017 and got divorced in May 2018.

Net Worth: $30 Million

Ric Ocasek was a popular American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and painter who was the founding member of the rock band, ‘The Cars”. The American band came to limelight after the hit Albums. Before, Ric’s death, his net worth was around $30 Million. Matter of fact, all of his fortune came from the entertainment business.

Ric Ocasek playing for the band and the crowd
Ric Ocasek playing for the band and the crowd, Zimbio

On the other hand, an average American singer can earn up to $65,000 per year. However, Ric used to earn more than $80,000 from his professional career as songwriting & singing.

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Some of Ric Ocasek Hit songs

  • Just what I needed
  • Drive
  • Best friend’s girl
  • Good times roll
  • Emotion in motion
  • Moving in stereo
  • You’re all I’ve got tonight
  • Since you’re gone
  • Magic
  • It’s all I can do

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Death: September 15, 2019

Ric Ocasek’s death was natural, he died of heart disease. He died at the age of 75, on September 15, 2019, Manhattan Apartment. At his funeral, the only couple of close friends, band members, and family were present.

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