Rik Ocasek Leaves Estranged Wife Out Of Will
Cars singer Ric Ocasek died in September with a little more than $5 million in assets and cash – and left nothing to his estranged wife of 28 years.
“I have made no provision for my wife Paulina Porizkova as we are in the process of divorcing,” Ocasek wrote in his final will, which was signed less than a month before his death.
“Even if I should die before our divorce is final … Paulina is not entitled to any elective share … because she has abandoned me.”
It was Porizkova who discovered Ocasek’s body in his New York City apartment, where he had been recovering from surgery.
“I found him still asleep when bringing him his Sunday morning coffee. I touched his cheek to rouse him,” she shared in a message on Instagram. “It was then I realized that during the night he had peacefully passed on.”
The will listed $5 million (all figures U.S.) in unspecified “copyrights” and only $100,000 in “tangible personal property” and $15,000 in cash.
“Friend and business manager” Mario Testani is listed as the executor.
According to the documents, Ocasek provided for the couple’s sons Jonathan, 25, and Oliver, 21, and two of his other four other sons from two previous marriages.
Ocasek died Sept. 15 of heart failure and pulmonary emphysema. He and Porizkova had separated in 2017.
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