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Benjamin Orr
Birth: Sep. 8, 1947
Lakewood
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 2000
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Musician. In 1976, he and Ric Ocasek co-founded the rock group The Cars in Boston. He was their bass player and sang lead vocals on their hit songs "Just What I Needed", "Let's Go", "Candy-O", and their biggest hit "Drive". Orr also had a post-Cars solo hit "Stay The Night". His last years were spent in Atlanta, where he formed the band Big People with musicians from other classic rock outfits, which included Ted Nugent sideman Derek St. Holmes, .38 Special guitarist Jeff Carlisi and Billy Joel's drummer, Liberty DeVito. 

Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer
 
Burial:
Saint Patrick Cemetery
Thompson
Geauga County
Ohio, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 09, 2000
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I have always loved you so much, from the first time I heard your voice and saw your look back in 1978. It's your voice which always pulls me through. I love you Ben Orr.
- Mario Ragucci
 Added: Oct. 15, 2014
Hi Ben it been 14 years u been gone wish u were still her today I pray every night u are here on earth it not the same with out u brother miss u so much rip cutie u always be my favorite role model and idol forver. Bigges fan forver. Peace :(
- frerick varano
 Added: Oct. 13, 2014
14 years seems like 100 years to me. I miss you and love you so much. We are all doing fine but will be much better till we see you again.You are in our hearts forever.
- Rae
 Added: Oct. 11, 2014
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