Irene Cara, Grammy winner for Fame and Flashdance, has died at the age of 63
Irene Cara, the legendary ’80s singer and actress best known for the hit soundtracks to films Flashdance and Fame, has died. She was 63.
your publicist announced Cara’s death on Saturday morning, In a statement, Cara said she died at her home in Florida. The cause of death is unknown and will be made public once more information is available, the spokeswoman added.
“She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live on forever through her music and films,” spokeswoman Judith Moore said in a statement.
Cara’s top hits were “Fame” (1980) and “Flashdance…What a Feeling” (1983), the latter of which won her an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
She played the role of Coco Hernandez alongside the title track in Fame, and the song helped propel the film’s soundtrack into a multi-platinum album. After Fame, she was nominated for two Grammys, for Best Female Pop Vocal Artist and Best New Artist.
Funerals are pending and the memorial to her fans will be planned at a later date.
At the announcement of the death, Moore added a message on Cara’s Twitter page on Saturday, saying: “This is the absolute worst thing about being a publicist. I can’t believe I had to write this let alone post the news.
“Please share your thoughts and memories of Irene. I will read every one of them and know that she will smile from heaven. She loved her fans.”
https://nypost.com/2022/11/26/irene-cara-grammy-winning-fame-and-flashdance-singer-dead-at-63/ Irene Cara, Grammy winner for Fame and Flashdance, has died at the age of 63