As Paulina Porizkova mourns the loss of the her husband, Ric Ocasek, she showed thanks for the gesture left outside their home. Flowers were left for the widow, who found ‘The Cars’ frontman unconscious and unresponsive. Responders pronounced Ocasek dead inside the couple’s home. He was 75.
Ric Ocasek of The Cars and Paulina Porizkova attend 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Auditorium on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. A month after The Cars’ induction, Porizkova announced she and Ocasek had split a year earlier. (Getty)
“Our family always has been — and still is — a well-built car,” Porizkova wrote on Instagram. “When the four of us are together, we can go wherever the road takes us. But as a bicycle, my husband and I no longer pedal in unison. So we’re ditching the bicycle. Ric and I have been peacefully separated for the past year. The photos of our happy family are, in fact, happy family photos; we are just no longer a couple.”