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Ric Ocasek’s Final Message “Keep On Laughing It Is What It Is

by Paul Cashmere on September 17, 2019

in News

Ric Ocasek’s sons have released their father’s final doodle with a message “Keep on laughing. It is what it is”.

“Our dad was a prolific doodler,” Jonathan and Oliver Ocasek posted on Twitter. “His passing was sudden, unexpected, and beyond heartbreaking. Yesterday, we found this last doodle on his armchair. He couldn’t have known what it would end up meaning to us. We love him so much”.

Ric’s family have also issued a statement revealing that The Cars’ co-founder had died in his sleep at while recovering recently from heart surgery.

“Ric was at home recuperating very well after surgery,” the Ocasek family statement reads. “Our two sons, Jonathan and Oliver, and I were making sure he was comfortable, ordering food and watching TV together. 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. We appreciate the great outpouring of love. We, his family and friends, are completely and utterly devasted by his untimely and unexpected death and would appreciate the privacy to mourn in private”.

The members of Weezer also issued a statement following Ric’s passing. Ric produced Weezer’s debut album.

“The weezer family is devastated by the loss of our friend and mentor Ric Ocasek, who passed away Sunday. We will miss him forever, & will forever cherish the precious times we got to work and hang out with him. Rest in Peace & rock on Ric, we love you”.

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