Irene Cara, “Fame” and “Flashdance… What a Feeling” Singer, Dies at 63

Irene Cara, the iconic ’80s singer and actress best known for the soundtracks to the smashes “Fame” and “Flashdance… What a Feeling,” has died. She was 63 years old.

Said the singer’s spokesperson V.I statement early Saturday. The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer passed away at her home in Florida. The cause of her death is currently unknown and will be revealed as information becomes available.

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“Erin’s family has asked for privacy while they process their grief,” the actor added. “She was a beautifully gifted soul, whose legacy will live on forever through her music and films. Funeral services are pending and a memorial for her fans will be planned at a future date.”

In addition to singing the title song of 1980 fameCara also starred in the movie as Coco Hernandez.

1983’s “Flashdance… What a Feeling,” which Cara co-wrote with Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey jigIt won the Kara Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1983.

“This is the absolute worst part of being a publicist,” her publicist said Twitter Early on the Saturday before the above statement was shared. “I can’t believe I had to write this, let alone break the news. Please share your thoughts and memories with Erin. I will read every single one of them and know she will be smiling from heaven. Her fans adored her.”

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