Fame And Flashdance Singer Irene Cara Has Died: Irene Cara passed away last week in her Florida home, according to Judith A. Moose, her publicist, on Twitter. Irene Cara, a singer best remembered for singing the songs for the iconic 1980s movies Fame and Flashdance, passed away on Saturday. She was 63.
Cara’s publicist, Judith A. Moose, confirmed the news of her passing in a statement posted early on Saturday morning on the singer’s Twitter account. Irene Cara passed away, I announce on behalf of her family with great regret, Moose said. In her Florida home, the Academy Award-winning actress, singer, composer, and producer passed suddenly.
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The representative continued, “Irene’s family has requested privacy while they mourn their bereavement. She was a stunningly talented person whose films and songs will live on forever. Cara’s cause of death is not yet determined, but it will be disclosed as soon as it is, according to her agent.
Irene Cara, you inspired me more than you could ever know. Your songwriting and vocals created pure energy that will never cease. You also defined an era that is so close to my heart. pic.twitter.com/7cpCUY1aI1
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) November 26, 2022
Funeral arrangements are still being made, and she said that a memorial gathering for Cara’s supporters will be organized in the future. Cara first gained notoriety when she was chosen to play Coco Hernandez in the musical Fame from 1980, for which she also performed the show’s title song.
….Now…….there is nothing. 😞
Goodbye Irene Cara. I’m Sad About This. https://t.co/Hu3y8qRX57
— Dr. Love (@questlove) November 26, 2022
At the 23rd annual Grammy Awards in 1981, her performance in Fame led to two Grammy nominations for her: best new artist and best pop vocal performance, female. Later, Cara collaborated with Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey to co-write “Flashdance… What A Feeling” for the soundtrack of the 1983 hit film Flashdance.
The hit single “Flashdance… What A Feeling” earned the celebrity two victories 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 a television special. It also won the star an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 1983 Oscars.
Irene Cara. So lovely. What a presence. What a voice. She defined a decade with her songs. God speed. pic.twitter.com/hOktkPs1gw
— Matthew Modine (@MatthewModine) November 26, 2022
Cara’s representative stated in a subsequent statement that she and the celebrity’s business manager received word of Cara’s passing late on Friday night. I wish that weren’t true, she wrote, “believe me on that.” She clarified that they are currently “working on incredible initiatives that would have delighted her and her followers greatly. I’ll complete them along with her manager. She would favor that.”