Ric Ocasek Cut Ex Wife Paulina Porizkova Out Of His Will Weeks Before Death: ‘She Has Abandoned Me’
Porizkova was the one to find Ocasek after his death, and she always claimed the two remained close. According to a legal document obtained by Page Six, Ocasek stated “I have made no provision for my wife Paulina Porizkova (“Paulina”) 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.” The document was signed on August 28, which was only weeks before his unexpected death.
In an essay for Rolling Stone, Porizkova described the last encounter she had with Ocasek. She detailed the night before when she brought cookies home for him. He claimed to have already eaten cookies and decided to head to bed. When Porizkova returned to his house the next day, he was napping, but when she checked on him later on in the morning, and he was in the same position, she knew he had died. “I did some chores and then it was 11, and I thought, ‘This is weird, there’s something not right about this.’ I poured the coffee and came upstairs to give it to him and he was in the exact same position; he hadn’t even moved a little bit. And at that point, I knew, but I couldn’t believe it.”
Although Porizkova was left out of the will, she wasn’t the only one. Only four out of Ocasek’s six sons were included in his will, both of his sons shared with Porizkova included. According to the document, Ocasek’s will listed his assets as $5 million in “copyrights,” with $100,000 in “tangible personal property” and $15,000 in cash.