‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ singer Irene Cara dies at age 63 in Florida

1980s Diva won an Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Flashdance – What A Feeling”; The cause of death has not yet been announced

image/SKATA via Reuters ConnectIrene Cara, ‘Flashdance’ singer, dies at age 63

The diva of disco and pop music in the eighties Irene Kara died this Friday, 25, at age 63, in Floria, United States🇧🇷 Internationally known for singing the theme song of the movie “Flashdance”, Irene has had a solid career in entertainment, not only as a singer but also as an actress. Is it there played the role of “Coco Hernandez” in the blockbuster “Fame”. The artist’s death was announced on her official Twitter profile by her publicist, Judith Moose, who published a text stating that the singer died at her home in Miami. Moose also said that a memorial service will be scheduled for fans. “It is with deep sadness that I announce, on behalf of her family, the passing of Irene Cara. The Oscar-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer has passed away at her Florida home. Her cause of death is currently unknown and will be released as information becomes available. Irene’s family has asked for privacy as they process their grief. She was a wonderfully talented soul whose legacy will live on forever through her music and movies.

Trained in music, dance and acting as a child, Cara appeared on stage and TV — including appearances on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show at a young age in the 1970s. rose to fame when she was cast in the musical “Fame” (1980). lInitially cast as a dancer, she eventually landed the role of Coco, singing the production’s famous title song. THE performance earned her two Grammy Awards, one for Best New Artist and another for Best Female Pop Artist. Then, for the movie “Flashdance”, she then won a Grammy and an Oscar in 1984, also with the title track: “Flashdance – What A Feeling”. The star continued her acting and music career, appearing in movies like DC Cab and City Heat, as well as live theater and movies. Irene also founded an all-female band in 1999 – Hot Caramel. In 2004, she received two awards with induction into the Ciboney Cafe Hall of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the annual Prestige Awards.

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