Oscar-Winning Actress Irene Cara, ‘Fame’ & ‘Flashdance’ Singer, Dead At 63


The singer famously known for performing the title songs to the classic 1980s films and Flashdance, has passed away at the age of 63.

“It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family, I announce the passing of Irene Cara,” stated her publicist. “The award-winning actress, singer, songwriter, and producer passed away in her Florida home.”

The cause of Cara’s death is unclear, but it will be released at a later time. Funeral arrangements are currently in the making, and a memorial for Cara’s fans will be set for a future time.

Cara became most famous when she was a part of the 1980s musical Fame. Then, she performed the title track and played CoCo Hernandez.

In 1981, she received two Grammy nominations for her role in “Fame.”

Later, in the 1983 blockbuster, “Flashdance,” Cara sang and co-wrote, “Flashdance…What a Feeling,” for the soundtrack. She won two Grammy awards for that work.


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