Paulina Porizkova Thanks Cars Fans for Tributes to Late Husband Ric Ocasek

Paulina Porizkova was clearly moved by the tokens some New York fans left in honor of her late husband. The supermodel, who was married to The Cars singer Ric Ocasek for 28 years until the couple announced their split in 2018, posted a moving image Monday (Sept. 16) on Instagram that featured the tributes Ocasek's followers left outside the couple's Manhattan home.

"Thank you," she wrote alongside the photo of some flower bouquets, tiny metal race cars and candles left near the gate.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you.

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Ocasek, 75, was found unconscious and unresponsive at his New York home on Sunday, reportedly by Porizkova; the cause of death was unknown at press time. The couple met in 1984 on the shoot for the Cars' "Drive" video shoot and and have two sons together. Porizkova's post recieved a number of condolence notes from the likes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards and granddaughter Olivia Ocasek, who wrote, "A shock is the least I can say - my dad, my uncles, my grandmothers, my cousins, the grandchildren (including myself) have lost someone who has left an enormous impact on those surrounding him - the greatest gift he ever gave me was his first child - my dad - the most incredible person known to man - he also blessed me with my incredible uncles who will forever be my male role models. What an influence on the world he had."

Some of Porizkova's fellow supermodels also sent their thoughts, including Christie Brinkley, who said, "My heart goes out to you and your sons for your loss. Sending you and yours strength, and love." A galaxy of musical stars, both contemporaries and those influenced by the Cars' pioneering new wave sound, also paid their respects to the late singer/producer/A&R executive, including Weezer, The Killers, Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, the Hold Steady, Billy Idol and Bryan Adams.

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