The Late Ric Ocasek Leaves Estranged Wife Paulina Porizkova Out of Will

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Ric Ocasek leaves estranged wife Paulina Porizkova out of will
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The late Ric Ocasek left his estranged wife Paulina Porizkova out of his will. And if you ask us, that’s a tad awkward to say the least.

Or maybe not.

Granted, Porizkova and Ocasek were no longer together when the legendary singer passed away this past September. The couple had already announced their split in May of 2018 after 28 years of marriage and two kids. Fans will recall that the two originally met on the set of the music video for The Cars’ song “Drive” back in 1984.

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However, the model was in fact the one who found Ocasek in his New York City home, a home where they were still living together within, soon after he had passed away in his bed.

“I have made no provision for my wife Paulina Porizkova (‘Paulina’) as we are in the process of divorcing,” Ocasek wrote in the will, according to People magazine. “Even if I should die before our divorce is final … Paulina is not entitled to any elective share … because she has abandoned me.”

Since The Cars’ frontman’s Sept. 15 death, it has been determined that the singer passed away as a result of hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Ocasek’s pulmonary emphysema is also said to have played a role.

Following Ric’s death, Paulina posted a message about their situation alongside a throwback photo of the couple.

“Ric and I have been separated for nearly three years now,” she wrote. “But we still lived together and still filled the family car.
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. 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 feels as loved as Ric. He was my sun. With this, I don’t mean my sunshine, no, Ric could be pretty gloomy. In fact, when we first met , he reveled in his nickname “the Master of Doom”. But in my universe, it was where he rose and where he set that was the point to which I oriented myself. Like a plant, I tilted my head to catch his rays. Our separation didn’t alter this one bit. He was rising and setting and I planned my life around it as one does a day: depending on the position of the sun in the sky: you’ll have breakfast or go to work or dinner with your friends. His death is the end of my world as I knew it. 💔 💔💔💔.”

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Ric and I have been separated for nearly three years now. But we still lived together and still filled the family car. 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. 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 feels as loved as Ric. He was my sun. With this, I don’t mean my sunshine, no, Ric could be pretty gloomy. In fact, when we first met , he reveled in his nickname “the Master of Doom”. But in my universe, it was where he rose and where he set that was the point to which I oriented myself. Like a plant, I tilted my head to catch his rays. Our separation didn’t alter this one bit. He was rising and setting and I planned my life around it as one does a day: depending on the position of the sun in the sky: you’ll have breakfast or go to work or dinner with your friends. His death is the end of my world as I knew it. 💔 💔💔💔💔#ricocasek #grief #goodbye photo @stevenmeisel_

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