Irene Cara, who sang two of the most iconic songs in cinema history, has died at the age of 63. The Oscar-winning singer and actress died at her Florida home on Friday, November 25, according to her representative, with the cause of death not disclosed.
Journalist Judith A. Moss on the singer’s social media pages “It is with deep sadness that I announce on behalf of her 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…. She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live on forever through her music and films.”
Kara is known for singing theme songs for movies Famous (1980) and jig (1984). Cara co-wrote her latest “Flashdance… What a Feeling,” which won her the Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
In addition to vocals Famous Song, she starred as Coco Hernandez in the film about the ups and downs of students at the High School for the Performing Arts in New York.
While she is best known for these two songs, she scored an additional Top 20 pop hit with “Out Here on My Own” (also from Famous soundtrack) and the tracks “Why Me?” and “Breakdance” from her 1983 self-titled album What a feeling. She also released albums Anyone can see (1982) and charismatic (1987).
As an actress, Cara has appeared in nearly 20 films during her career, including lusterAnd the DC cabinAnd the specific angeramong others.
Our condolences to Irene Cara’s family and friends during this difficult time. Watch her full publicity statement, and check out her hit singles “Fame” and “Flashdance… What a Feeling” below.
This is the worst part of being a publicist. I can’t believe I had to write this, let alone break the news. Please share your thoughts and memories with Irene. I will read every single one of them and know she will smile from heaven. She loved her fans. – G m. pic.twitter.com/TsC5BwZ3fh
— Irene Cara (@Irene_Cara) November 26, 2022