Benjamin Orr

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Birth Name:
Benjamin Orzechowski
Birth Date:
September 8, 1947
Birth Place:
Lakewood, Ohio
Death Date:
October 3, 2000
Place of Death:
Atlanta, Georgia
Cause of Death:
Pancreatic cancer
Cemetery Name:
Saint Patrick's Church Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Benjamin Orr was the singer, songwriter, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars. He sang lead vocals on several of their best known songs, including "Just What I Needed", "Let's Go" and "Drive". Even when the Cars had begun to lose momentum, Orr showed he could function successfully on his own with his album The Lace (1986). This gave him a Top 40 hit with "Stay The Night". Orr was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Cars in 2018.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Saint Patrick's Church Cemetery

8300 Sidley Road

Thompson, Ohio, 44086


North America

Grave Location Description

As you drive into the cemetery on the gravel road, Benjamin Orr is buried on the left side 20 feet from the road next to the marble sofa monument and the saluting soldier monument.

Grave Location GPS

41.643065607, -81.017162594



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