Ric Ocasek's music and production had a wide reach, touching most of us and influencing a wide variety of pop music over the last 40 years. The sad news of his passing has seen fellow musicians and more pay tribute to him on social media. Read tributes from Weezer (who had Ric Ocasek produce their classic debut Blue Album, and a couple of their later albums), Nada Surf and The Cribs (who also had albums produced by Ric), Billy Corgan, Courtney Love, Billy Idol, Jason Isbell, blink-182's Mark Hoppus, Eddie Van Halen, Flea, The Hold Steady, Alice Cooper, AC Newman, Tom Morello, Bette Midler, actors Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Donal Logue, directors Edgar Wright, Judd Apatow, and more, below.

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