Irene Cara, fame, dance… what a singer feels like, at 63 | Pro IQRA News

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Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Irene Cara has died at the age of 63.

Irene is best known for her hit singles Fame, which topped the UK Singles Chart upon its release in 1980, and Flashdance… What A Feeling.

Both songs were taken from the soundtrack to the 1980s movie of the same name, with the singer winning an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category.

On Saturday morning, the chart-topping star’s publicist said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that I announce on behalf of his family the passing of Irene Cara.

“The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer has passed away at her home in Florida. The cause of her death is currently unknown and will be revealed when information becomes available.”

The statement continued, “Erin’s family has requested privacy as they deal with their grief. 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.

Over the course of her music career, Erin has also had hits in the US with the fame cut Out Here On My Own, as well as Why Me? and break dancing.

Its title song from Fame also earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and she won two Grammy Awards for Flashdance… What A Feeling.

Irene Cara in the 1980 movie Fame
Irene Cara in the 1980 movie Fame

In addition to Erin’s music career, she has also been an actress, playing the lead role of Coco Hernandez in the movie Fame, as well as multiple film roles.

She later went on to appear in stage productions of The Wiz and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Correction: An earlier version of this story featured an image that was miscredited by the image provider. We apologize for this error.


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