Ric Ocasek

Mar 23, 1944 – Sep 15, 2019 (Age 75)


March 23, 1944
September 15, 2019


Ric Ocasek was the lead singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist for The Cars, known for a string of hits in the 1970s and '80s including "Just What I Needed," "Shake it Up," and "Drive." For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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Just loved The Cars. He was unique and lived life without fear. Will always love his "querky" mannerisms he used in his voice. RIP my friend

Thank you so much Ric, from the bottom of my heart. The Cars music still means so much to me. Rest in peace, and I hope you and Ben are reunited. ❤

He was an awesome singer and songwriter
He will be missed

There are no words that anyone could say or express the lost of a talented singer of the Cars Ric Ocasek that we are mourning the passing of his death. I do remember watching MTV in the 80's when I was growing up, watching video of the Cars which have I two favorite videos You Might Think & Magic , he leaves us his legacy of his music that will live on playing on the radios. We all know he up there still sing the songs, keep on sings. RIP You will be missed.

Hes an amazing artist and person. I remember watching him on tv, when I was little. My condolences go out to his family and friends.

Favorite band since I was 17. Can't explain the impact they had on me. So sorry to hear of Ric passing away. Prayers to family and friends.
Billy C

I remember a lot with you Ric and your beautiful band too. CARS forever .. Fuzzy

Thinking of You, Ric, during this Christmas season... Say Hi to Ben... Rest in Peace...

So many great memories wrapped around Ric and Cars songs. Thanks for it all. Sweet Dreams