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Paulina Porizkova Says She Found Ex Ric Ocasek's Body 'Like Marble' & Didn't Call 911

Paulina Porizkova Says She Found Ex Ric Ocasek's Body 'Like Marble' & Didn't Call 911
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Oct. 7 2019, Updated 12:37 p.m. ET

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The Cars rocker Ric Ocasek's ex Paulina Porizkova has revealed shocking details about his death.

The supermodel, who was still legally married to Ocasek when he passed away on September 15 at his New York home at age 75, found his body.

The medical examiner ruled that he had died of heart disease.

But Porizkova is "baffled" by that conclusion.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Porizkova, 54, said the "Good Times Roll" singer had undergone surgery two weeks earlier, but it was "not at all" the cause behind his death.

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"I don't know how much I want to say about the surgery, but it was successful. He was recuperating really well," she noted. "So his passing was a f***ing shock."

Porizkova recalled giving Ocasek cookies the night before his death.

"When I got there, he was sitting in his usual chair and I said, 'I got some gooey cookies,' and he said, 'OK, thanks, hon — I had some terrible cookies because I was in the mood for cookies, but I'll have your gooey cookies tomorrow. I think I'm going to bed early since I'm feeling a little sore,' " she said. "And that was the last time I saw him alive."

The next morning, Porizkova returned and when she looked into Ocasek's room, she thought he was fine and just sleeping.

"I did some chores and then it was 11 a.m., and I thought, 'This is weird, there's something not right about this,' " she told Rolling Stone. "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."

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Porizkova said, "I walked up to him and he still looked asleep. Except he was really, really still and his eyes were a little bit open. I thought he was waking up, actually. I was about to wave my hand in front of his face and go, 'Hey, I brought you coffee.' But I touched his cheek and it was like touching marble. That was pretty f***ing awful."

Porizkova, the mother of two of the rock star's sons, says she waited to call 911 because Ocasek's manager believed chaos would ensue.

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Also, "I wanted Ric's sons to get here so we could all say goodbye to him. So we waited, and we got to circle the bed and hold hands and really say goodbye. We were here with his shape for many hours after his death. It was kind of wonderful because we all understood he was gone. He definitely left us.

"But the minute I called 911, literally two minutes after, there were paparazzi at our house," she said.

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Porizkova said Ocasek's surgery had brought their entire family together one last time before his death.

"We had two weeks of just the four of us watching our favorite TV shows and me cooking or ordering in and hanging out," she explained.

She had broken up with Ocasek in May 2018 after 28 years of marriage but never officially divorced.

He was survived by their two adult sons together, Jonathan and Oliver. The Cars' icon also left behind four other kids, Christopher, Adam, Eron and Derek Otcasek, from previous relationships.



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