February 4, 2023

Irene Cara, who sang two of probably the most iconic theme songs in film historical past, has handed away on the age of 63. The Oscar-winning singer-actress died in her Florida dwelling on Friday (November twenty fifth), in response to her consultant, with no explanation for dying disclosed.

“It’s with profound unhappiness that on behalf of her household I announce the passing of Irene Cara,” publicist Judith A. Moose shared on the singer’s social media pages. “The Academy Award successful actress, singer, songwriter and producer handed away in her Florida dwelling. Her explanation for dying is at present unknown and will probably be launched when data is offered…. She was a superbly gifted soul whose legacy will dwell endlessly by way of her music and movies.”

Cara is greatest recognized for singing the theme songs to the films Fame (1980) and Flashdance (1984). The latter, “Flashdance… What a Feeling,” was co-written by Cara, and earned her the Academy Award for Greatest Unique Track, in addition to a Grammy for Greatest Feminine Pop Vocal Efficiency.

Along with singing the Fame theme track, she starred as Coco Hernandez within the film concerning the ups and downs of scholars at New York’s Excessive College of Performing Arts.

Whereas she’s greatest recognized for these two songs, she scored extra Prime 20 pop hits with the tune “Out Right here on My Personal” (additionally from the Fame soundtrack) and the tracks “Why Me?” and “Breakdance” from her personal 1983 album What a Feelin’. She additionally launched the albums Anybody Can See (1982) and Carasmatic (1987).

As an actress, Cara appeared in almost 20 films throughout her profession, together with Sparkle, D.C. Cab, and Sure Fury, amongst others.

Our condolences exit to Irene Cara’s household and mates throughout this troublesome time. See her publicist’s full assertion, and revisit her smash theme songs “Fame” and “Flashdance … What a Feeling” beneath.

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