Shocking! Irene Cara died at the age of 63

Irene Cara’s cause of death is unknown!

Irene Cara was an American singer and also a beautiful actress. She got fame after she sang and co-wrote the song “Flash dance… What a Feeling.” She has also spread her talent all over the film she did like “Fame” and also “Sparkle”. The singer and songwriter has reportedly died at the age of 63.


Irene Cara
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She was awarded an Academy Award For Best Original Song and also a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1984. Her death was announced on twitter on November 26 via a tweet, Judith Moose confirming the news as her publicist. To a shock her cause of death is still not known. The tweet said, “It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara.”

The post also reveals that she passed away in her Florida home and her cause of death is currently unknown and will be released when information is available. Her family requested privacy and her funeral services are pending and a memorial for her fans will be planned at a future date.

Cara’s past life and her contribution to film industry

The first film that got Cara into the light was ‘fame’. She was earlier casted as dancer for the film, but as and when the producers and screenwriter learnt about her singing skills, they decided to give her the role of Coco Hernandes in the film. Her voice begged her awards for her singing. She was again given a chance to reprise her role in a TV series which she declined for continuing her recording career.

Irene Cara
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Apart from that, Irene Cara was the first Hispanic-black woman who won an Oscar award. She also danced for the song titled “Forever My Love” which was a compilation of the album titled Gay Happening Vol. 12. She was a member of Hot Caramel which is a band she founded in 1999.