Cars’ singer Ric Ocasek apparently cut his estranged, supermodel wife out of his will.
“I have made no provision for my wife Paulina Porizkova as we are in the process of divorcing.
Even if I should die before our divorce is final … Paulina is not entitled to any elective share … because she has abandoned me.”
Porizkova found her estranged rocker husband’s body this September, while bringing him coffee as he recovered from a recent surgery in his Gramercy Park townhouse.
They had two sons together and met in 1984 while filming the hit Cars’ song Drive video.
Porizkova called Ocasek’s death
“untimely and unexpected.
“I found him still asleep when bringing him his Sunday morning coffee.”
I touched his cheek to rouse him. It was then I realized that during the night he had peacefully passed on.”
Ocasek’s showed that his assets included $5 million in “copyrights” but just $100,000 in “tangible personal property” and $15,000 in cash.
$5 million seems pretty low for a rock-legend but Ocasek likely had money stashed away in other trusts.
Ocasek appears to have stiffed two of his six sons too, though not the children he had with Porizkova. A trusts and estates lawyer told the NY Post,
“I can only assume that they either get nothing, or were provided for in some other way through another trust or with life insurance.”
Ocasek signed the will on Aug. 28, less than a month before his death. He died on Sept. 15 of pulmonary emphysema, a type of lung disease.
The executor is named as his “friend and business manager,” Mario Testani.
(Photo, Avalon; via NY Post)