What happened to ben Orr?

Benjamin Orzechowski (known as Ben Orr) played in numerous bands before finding fame in the late Seventies and Eighties with the Cars. Orr, who died Oct. 3 of pancreatic cancer, never forgot his old bandmates, and they never forgot him.

Who is Benjamin Orr?

Benjamin Orr, a bassist, vocalist and founding member of the rock group the Cars, died on Tuesday in his home in Atlanta. He was 53. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said Billy Johnson, who manages Big People, an Atlanta band for which Mr. Orr played bass.

How old is Benjamin Orr?

53 years (1947–2000)Benjamin Orr / Age at death

Was Benjamin Orr a nice guy?

“The moment he walked offstage, he flipped a switch and was just like a normal, regular guy with no ego,” Milliken said. “Ben was unfailingly kind and generous to his friends.” In “Let’s Go!,” Milliken cites numerous examples of Orr’s loyalty to those closest to him.

Who from the Cars died?

Ric Ocasek, leader of the Boston-based rock band The Cars and an influential music producer, has died, a New York Police Department spokesman confirmed to NPR. He was found unconscious Sunday afternoon at his townhouse in Manhattan.

Who died from The Cars band?

Rural Ohio grave of The Cars’ Benjamin Orr is a shrine to fans 20 years after death. You wouldn’t expect this to be the final resting place of a rock star.

Who is Orr’s wife?

Benjamin Orr was once married to his childhood sweetheart, Kristina, but they parted ways in 1981. He was reportedly engaged to Diane Grey-Page from the mid to late 1980s. Thereafter, he was briefly married to Hollywood makeup artist Judith Silverman.

Did the cars use drugs?

In 2018, Ocasek was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Cars. Unlike most bands that made it big, The Cars did not do recreational or illicit drug use. The Cars were known to drink and stay up late and record most of their music throughout the night hours.