Irene Cara Cause of Death – Irene the iconic ’80s singer and actress best known for the soundtrack hits “Flashdance” and “Fame,” has died. She was 63 years old.
Cara’s death was announced Saturday morning by her publicist, who said in a statement that she died in her Florida home. The cause of death is unknown and will be released once more information is obtained, according to the spokeswoman.
This is the absolute worst part of being a publicist. I can't believe I've had to write this, let alone release the news. Please share your thoughts and memories of Irene. I'll be reading each and every one of them and know she'll be smiling from Heaven. She adored her fans. – JM pic.twitter.com/TsC5BwZ3fh
— Irene Cara (@Irene_Cara) November 26, 2022
She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films,” the statement from rep Judith Moore read.
Cara’s top hits were “Fame” in 1980 and 1983’s “Flashdance … What a Feeling,” the latter of which she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
She not only sang the title track in “Fame,” but she also played the role of Coco Hernandez, and the song helped propel the film’s soundtrack to multi-platinum status. Following “Fame,” she was nominated for two Grammys, for Best Female Pop Vocal Artist and Best New Artist.
Funeral services are pending, and a memorial for her fans will be held at a later date.
In announcing the death, Moore added a message on Cara’s Twitter page Saturday saying: “This is the absolute worst part of being a publicist. I can’t believe I’ve had to write this, let alone release the news.