'Irene Cara Dead: ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ Singer and Actor

‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ Singer and Actor

Irene Cara,

the Oscar-winning singer and actor who rocketed to pop stardom singing the title tracks to “

Moose, announced

the news on social media, writing that a cause of death is “currently unknown

“Irene’s family

has requested privacy as they process their grief,” Moose wrote

“She was

a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films

Cara first

came to prominence playing Coco Hernandez, a student at the High School of Performing Arts,

Not only

did Cara act in the film, she also recorded the film’s title song “Fame

” That track

would go on to be nominated for an Academy Award for best original song, as

Cara, who

had appeared on TV and stage since she was a child, shared many similarities with

“It’s fair

to say that the character Coco’s unbridled ambition in our story, closely mirrored

But Cara

would go on to score an even bigger hit with “Flashdance… What a Feeling,” an

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