Late Cars singer Ric Ocasek cut his wife out of his will


“I have made no provision for my wife Paulina Porizkova (“Paulina”) as we are in the process of divorcing,” the new-wave icon wrote in his last wishes, as reported by the New York Post.

“Even if I should die before our divorce is final … Paulina is not entitled to any elective share … because she has abandoned me.”

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Porizkova was the one who found her estranged rocker husband’s body in September, while bringing him coffee as he recovered from a recent surgery in his Gramercy Park townhouse.

The pair, who had two sons together, called it quits in May 2018 after 28 years of marriage.

They met in 1984 while filming the music video for the hit Cars’ song Drive.

Model Paulina Porizkova was caring for Ric Ocasek as he recovered from surgery when she found that he had died in his sleep. Picture: Supplied.Source:News Corp Australia

Porizkova had called Ocasek’s death “untimely and unexpected.”

“I found him still asleep when bringing him his Sunday morning coffee,” she wrote in a statement published to Instagram following Ocasek’s death.

“I touched his cheek to rouse him. It was then I realised that during the night he had peacefully passed on.”

A filing listed with Ocasek’s will show that his assets include US$7.2 million in “copyrights” — but just US$145,000 in “tangible personal property” and US$21,000 in cash.

The document doesn’t break down what constitutes the “copyrights” assets.

While US$7.37 million may seem on the low-end for a rock-legend such as Ocasek, a Trusts and Estates lawyer who examined the document told The Post the Cars’ frontman likely had money stashed away in other trusts.

Like many high-profile deceased stars, Ocasek could have stored away “many millions of dollars worth of assets.”

Ric Ocasek of New Wave innovators The Cars, was found dead on September 15, 2019. Picture: Getty.

Ric Ocasek of New Wave innovators The Cars, was found dead on September 15, 2019. Picture: Getty.Source:AFP

“That’s the reason people use trusts: to protect their privacy,” the lawyer noted.

Ocasek, in his will, appears to have also stiffed two of his six sons — though not the children he had with Porizkova.

It’s possible the two sons who were left out in the will have been compensated through other financial means, a lawyer said.

Ocasek and Porizkova split in 2018. Picture: Getty Images/AFP.

Ocasek and Porizkova split in 2018. Picture: Getty Images/AFP.Source:News Corp Australia

“I can only assume that they either get nothing, or were provided for in some other way through another trust or with life insurance,” the trusts and estates lawyer said.

The document indicates that Ocasek signed the will on Aug. 28, less than a month before his death.

Ocasek, 75, died naturally of heart disease on Sept. 15. Pulmonary emphysema, a type of lung disease, had also contributed to his death, the ME’s office has said.

The executor is named as his “friend and business manager,” Mario Testani.

The lawyer who filed the will declined to comment.

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission





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