Irene Cara dead: Flashdance and Fame singer dies aged 65
Musician Irene Cara has died at the age of 65.
Cara was best known for singing and co-writing the 1983 film’s theme song Flashdance.
She won an Oscar for Best Original Song for her work on the track titled “Flashdance… What a Feeling.”
Cara also portrayed Coco Hernandez in the 1980 musical film Fame.
News of Cara’s death was announced on her official Twitter account on the morning of November 26th. This was also confirmed by her publicist Judith Moose Messages from eyewitnesses.
A cause of death is not yet known.
“It is with deep sadness that I announce the death of Irene Cara on behalf of her family,” the message said, which was shared on social media.
“The Oscar-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer has died at her home in Florida. Her cause of death is currently unknown and will be released as soon as information becomes available.”
“Irene’s family has requested privacy as she processes her grief. She was a wonderfully gifted soul whose legacy will live on forever through her music and films.” “Mourning services are pending and a memorial to her fans will be planned at a later date.”
Cara was also known for her starring role in the 1976 musical drama sparkle.
Your appearance in Fame led to a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress while rising to fame Flashdance Song also won her two Grammy Awards: for Best Original Score Album, Written for a Movie or TV Special (shared with the other songwriters) and for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
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