Irene Cara, ‘Flashdance’ singer of ‘Fame’, dead at 63


Irene Cara, award-winning singer of popular ’80s songs “Fame” and “Flashdance…What a Feeling” has died. She was 63 years old.

A statement was released early Saturday morning from his official Twitter account on behalf of his publicist. The cause of death is “currently unknown”.

“It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family, I announce the passing of Irene Cara,” the statement read.

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“The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer has died at her Florida home. Her cause of death is currently unknown and will be released when information becomes available.”

“Irene’s family have requested privacy as she processes her grief. She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live on forever through her music and films. Funerals are pending and a memorial for his fans will be scheduled at a later date,” the statement read. concluded.

Irene Cara, award-winning singer of popular ’80s songs “Fame” and “Flashdance…What a Feeling” has died. She was 63 years old.
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The message was signed by its publicist, Judith A. Moose, president of JM Media Group.

The Oscar-winning singer, songwriter and actor won an Oscar for “Flashdance…What a Feeling” in 1983.

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"The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer has died at her Florida home. His cause of death is currently unknown and will be released when information becomes available." his publicist confirmed in a statement.

“The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer has died at her Florida home. Her cause of death is currently unknown and will be released as information becomes available,” her publicist confirmed in a statement.
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Cara rose to fame after being cast in the musical “Fame” in 1980.

Irene Cara, best known as a singer of film themes, holds her award for the song "What a sensation" from the movie Flashdance. She won the award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Female.

Irene Cara, best known as a movie theme singer, holds her award for the song “What a Feeling” from the movie Flashdance. She won the award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Female.
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Following her work on “Fame”, she was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Artist.

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“Flashdance…What a Feeling” hit Billboard’s Hot 100 for 25 weeks in 1983. It ranked No. 6 for six weeks, according to Billboard.

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In 1984, “Breakdance” broke records to reach #8 on the Billboard 100.

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Her publicist shared her thoughts on Cara’s death in a caption alongside the statement, “This is the absolute worst part of 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 them all and know she will be smiling from heaven. She adored her fans. – JM”


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