According to her publicist, Irene Cara, a Grammy and Oscar winner, has passed away at the age of 63.
Cara was most recognized for singing and co-writing the song Flashdance… What A Feeling, for which she won an Oscar and two Grammys. Additionally, she portrayed Coco Hernandez in the 1980 musical film Fame.
Saturday morning, her publicist Judith Moose posted a statement on Cara’s official Twitter account announcing the news. Ms. Moose reported that Cara passed away in her Florida residence, but the cause of death is now unknown.
She stated, “It is with tremendous sadness that I announce Irene Cara’s loss on behalf of her family.” “The Oscar-winning actress, singer, songwriter, and producer died in her Florida home. Her cause of death is currently unknown and will be disclosed as soon as it is discovered.
“The family of Irene has sought privacy as they work through their grief. Through her music and films, her musical and cinematic legacy will endure forever. Funeral ceremonies are forthcoming, and a monument for her fans will be organized in the future.”
The publicist also requested that people share their thoughts and recollections of the singer, adding, “I’ll be reading each and everyone and know she’ll be smiling down from Heaven. She cherished her admirers. Cara, born in the Bronx, New York City, in 1959, performed on television and in the theatre before obtaining the central part in the 1976 musical drama Sparkle.