The leisure world has misplaced an ’80s icon.
Irene Cara, recognized for singing the joyful theme songs to the cult musical movies Fame and Flashdance, has died. she was 63.
Her publicist, Judith A. Moose, introduced the star’s dying on Twitter Nov. 25. “It’s with profound disappointment that on behalf of the household I announce the passing of Irene Cara. The Academy Award successful actress, singer, songwriter, and producer handed away in her Florida house. Her reason behind dying is at present unknown and might be launched when info is on the market.”
The assertion continued, “Irene’s household has requested privateness as they course of their grief. She was a fantastically gifted soul whose legacy will stay perpetually by way of her music and movies. Funeral providers are pending and a memorial for her followers might be deliberate at a future date.’
Cara started her leisure profession as a baby singer. Within the ’70s, whereas nonetheless very younger, she additionally tried her hand as an actress, showing on the cleaning soap opera Love of Life, the kids’s selection present The Electrical Firm, the miniseries Roots: The Subsequent Generations and later, as a teen, because the lead in the 1976 musical movie Sparkle.