Irene Cara, Singer of ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance…What a Feeling’, Dead at 63: ‘A Beautifully Gifted Soul’

    LOS ANGELES – CIRCA 1986 Singer Irene Cara poses for a portrait circa 1986 in Los Angeles (Photo by Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images)

    Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty

    Irene Cara, singer best known for performing the title tracks for classic 80’s movies fame And the jig, Die. She was 63 years old.

    Kara Propaganda, Judith A. moose, She confirmed the news of her death in a statement shared via the singer’s Twitter account early Saturday morning.

    “It is with deep sadness that I announce on behalf of her family the passing of Irene Cara,” Moss wrote. “The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter, and producer has died at her home in Florida.”

    “Erin’s family has asked for privacy while they process their grief,” the rep added. “She was a beautifully gifted soul, whose legacy will live on forever through her music and films.”

    Kara’s representative said that the cause of Kara’s death is currently unknown, but that it will be revealed when information becomes available. She added that funeral services are currently suspended and a memorial service for Kara fans will be planned for a later date.

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    Cara first rose to fame when she was cast in the 1980 musical famefor which she sang the title song and starred Coco Hernandez.

    its performance in fame She received two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, at the 23rd Annual Grammy Awards in 1981.

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    Irene Cara 1980 (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)

    Irene Cara 1980 (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)

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    Cara later sang and co-wrote “Flashdance… What A Feeling” for the soundtrack to the 1983 blockbuster movie. quick dance, With Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey.

    Flashdance… What A Feeling received two star wins at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in 1984—Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, and Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special—and an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the ceremony. The 1983 Academy Awards.

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 9: Winner Irene Cara at the 56th Annual Academy Awards, April 9, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Getty Images/Bob Reha Jr.)

    LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 9: Winner Irene Cara at the 56th Annual Academy Awards, April 9, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Getty Images/Bob Reha Jr.)

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    in Follow-up statementCara’s rep confirmed that she and the star’s manager had been informed of Kara’s death late Friday evening. “Believe me, I wish it wasn’t true,” she wrote.

    She added that the duo is now working on amazing projects that would have made her and her fans incredibly happy. Her manager and I will end it. She wanted it.

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