“She Blinded Me With Science” singer Thomas Dolby called Ocasek “a very cool cat.” Kathy Valentine of the Go-Gos praised his “impeccable popular music instincts.”
See the reactions below.
R.I.P. Ric Ocasek, lead singer with The Cars, at 75. A very cool cat. He was the first person to hear my album The Flat Earth from start to finish, in Mutt Lange's house in Chelsea.— Thomas Dolby (@ThomasDolby) September 16, 2019
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. #RIPRicOcasek #karlscorner pic.twitter.com/JcTXevr6V8— weezer (@Weezer) September 16, 2019
Rest In Peace, Ric Ocasek.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 16, 2019
I'm not processing the death of Ric Ocasek yet, can't even read a story about it. I didn't know him, but I think we all felt like we did kind of know him. He picked great musicians, had impeccable popular music instincts. A classic.— Kathy Valentine (@Kathy_Valentine) September 16, 2019
We will remember #RicOcasek for many reasons-his friendship, his artistry, but most of all for his generosity. Here was a bona fide legend, who seemed to care as much about our record as we did. Which was a huge thrill, of course. A star through and through. RIP Ric, love you x pic.twitter.com/EvNjqzHotw— The Cribs (@thecribs) September 16, 2019