With "Flashdance … What a Feeling" she became a star in the 1980s, now the singer and actress Irene Cara (1959-2022) has died at the age of 63. This is confirmed by her spokeswoman on social media. It is with deep sadness that she has to announce on behalf of the family that Cara has passed away at her home in Florida, explains Judith A. Moose on the singer's Twitter account.
"She had an admirably gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films," the statement continued. The cause of death has not been clarified at this time. It is also not yet known when Cara's funeral will take place.
Meanwhile, Moose couldn't believe that she had to share this news. She asks fans to share memories of the singer and actress. The spokeswoman wants to read every single one of them and knows that Cara will smile from heaven because the singer loved her fans.
Irene Cara was born in March 1959 in New York. She should be known to many for the song "Flashdance … What a Feeling". The song was part of the soundtrack of the dance film "Flashdance" with Jennifer Beals (58). She was awarded an Oscar for the song. She is also known for her role in the 1980 film "Fame" and its title song of the same name.