The Cars singer Ric Ocasek passed away over the weekend, and fans are spending time Monday morning reflecting on his legacy. In addition to being a legend in the music world, the singer was a father to six children and had a handful of grandchildren as well. He had been married three times over the years, and he had sons with each of his wives.
The Inquisitr detailed that Ocasek was found unresponsive and unconscious on Sunday afternoon by his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova. While Ric and Paulina had been married for nearly three decades, they quietly split last year.
During their marriage, Ocasek and Porizkova had two sons. Jonathan Raven was born in 1993, and Oliver Orion was born in 1999. These are the two youngest of Ric's six sons. According to Hollywood Life, Oliver is attending Eastman School of Music at Rochester University, and Paulina says he has his dad's focus. Jonathan is also in college, pursuing game design.
According to IMDb, Ric was married to his first wife Constance Campbell from 1963 to 1971. Ocasek's oldest son, Christopher, was born in 1964, and next came his second son, Adam.
Ric went on to have two sons, Eron and Derek, with his second wife Suzanne Ocasek. The couple was married from 1971 to 1988, and it was toward the end of that marriage that he met Paulina. It seems that Eron was born in 1973, and Derek was born in 1981.
As Heavy notes, some of Ric's children have pursued a career in music as well. Ocasek's son Christopher, who kept the original spelling of his family name of Otcasek, initially signed a record deal with EMI Records in 1988. Christopher formed Glamour Group and had a solo song on the Pretty Woman soundtrack.