Irene Cara, Fame, And Flashdance, Singer, Dies Aged 63

Irene Cara, a celebrated actor, singer, and songwriter, passed away at the age of 63.

Fame, which peaked at number one on the UK singles chart upon release in 1980, and Flashdance… What A Feeling was Irene’s two biggest hits.

The latter song earned the singer an Oscar for Best Original Song. The two songs were taken from the soundtracks of the same-named 1980s movies.

The publicist for the number-one artist released the following statement early on Saturday morning: “It is with great regret that I announce Irene Cara’s passing on behalf of the family.

In her Florida home, the Academy Award-winning actress, singer, composer, and producer passed suddenly. Her cause of death is currently unknown, but we will let you know as we have more details.

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Irene’s family has asked for privacy as they work through their grief, the message stated. She was a remarkably talented soul whose work in music and movies will endure forever.

Funeral arrangements are being made, and a memorial event for her supporters will be organized in the future.

Irene also enjoyed success in the US during the course of her musical career with the Why Me? and Breakdance singles, as well as the Fame track Out Here On My Own.

She was nominated for a Golden Globe for the film Fame’s title song, and she later won two Grammys for Flashdance.

Irene had a successful acting career in addition to her music career; she played the lead part of Coco Hernandez in the movie Fame, among other roles.

Later, she made appearances in theatre versions of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Wiz.

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