Hollywood says goodbye to singer and actress Irene Cara

Hollywood says goodbye to singer and actress Irene Cara

Hollywood mourns the death of a great star. Irene Cara, most famous for the songs from the 1980s blockbusters “Fame” and “Flashdance,” has died at the age of 63.

The news was confirmed by the artist’s publicist, Judith A. Morse, in a statement shared on the Twitter account of the dancer, who was of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent.

“It is with deep sadness that I announce on behalf of her family the death of Irene Cara,” Morse wrote in the tweet. The Oscar winner, actress, singer, songwriter and producer passed away at her home in Florida,” she later said.

“Irene’s family has asked for respect for her privacy while they process her grief,” he added. And I add. “She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy she will live on forever through her music and her films.”

According to People, the cause of Irene Cara’s death is still unknown, but it will be revealed when the information becomes available, her representative told the media. Likewise, the dates of her funeral and a memorial are pending so that her fans can say goodbye to her.

In later statements, the artist’s representative said that both she and Cara’s business manager were informed of her death late on the night of Friday, November 25. “Trust me, I wish it wasn’t true,” she said.

Irene Cara gained worldwide fame as Coco Hernandez in the 1980 blockbuster musical film “Fame.” On top of that, she broke the charts with the film’s theme song, also titled “Fame,” for which she received two 1981 Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Female Vocal Performance.

Subsequently, she cemented her place in the pop firmament by singing and co-writing (with Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey) the theme song for the film “Flashdance,” one of the biggest box office hits of 1983. Entitled “What a Feeling” (” What a feeling”), the song garnered her two Grammy Awards in 1984 (Best Female Vocal Performance and Best Album for a Motion Picture), and the Oscarr for Best Original Song.

According to her representative, the artist was working on “some wonderful projects” that would have made her and her fans incredibly happy. «Her manager of her and I will finish them. She would want that,” she said.

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