Ben Orr was the co-founder along with Ric Ocasek of the Cars. He was their bass player and sang lead vocals on their hit songs “Just What I Needed“, “Let’s Go“, and their biggest hit “Drive“.
Ben died of pancreatic cancer on October 4, 2000 at the age of 53.
June 6, 1978 – The Cars
June 13, 1979 – Candy-O
August 15, 1980 – Panorama
November 6, 1981 – Shake It Up
March 13, 1984 – Heartbeat City
August 21, 1987 – Door To Door
May 10, 2011 – Move Like This
Saint Patrick Cemetery
Thompson OH 44086
i love the cars and love ben orr
Kind! Handsome! Precious! Sexy! Talented! Humble! Sweet! Christian! A Loyal Friend! Funny! Brave! Creative! Real! Loved! Lover! Cherished! Adored! Missed!
Not a day goes by when I don’t think of Ben.
Benjamin had a beautiful voice and was so good-looking. What a shame that the Lord had to take him so soon. His gravestone says he died Oct. 4 but I understand he died Oct. 3. What’s with that? R.I.P.
ben was a great singer-and had a wonderful voice-
he will be greatly missed-one of my
favorite songs is stay the night-i listen to it everyday-
so sad he passed so young- he was very missed-
R. I. P.
Benjamin I remember listening to your music and voice on the radio, records, or wherever music was playing. I’ve always enjoyed it from the age of 5 years old. I never knew who you were then or what you looked liked I just knew your voice and music made an imprint on my soul. It wasn’t until I was in my late 40s that I had come to realize who you were and where you came from. It’s unfortunate I never got to see you play live, but your music will live on in me forever. Thank you so much for the memories and my now wisdom behind the music. God Bless your family, you will live on in them forever.