Irene Cara, who sang on “Fame” and “Flashdance,” passed away for reasons that have since been explained. According to TMZ, the celebrity, who was 63 years old, passed away from arteriosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease, which was caused by hypertension and excessive cholesterol.
The official cause of death was stated as arteriosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. Cara was also diabetic, which was written down in an official report from the Pinellas County Medical Examiner.
The singer, who won both an Oscar and a Grammy, passed away on November 25 at her home in Largo, Florida.
“It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara,”
– Her publicist Judith A. Moose wrote on social media.
“The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer passed away in her Florida home.”
“Irene’s family has requested privacy as they process their grief”
– Moose added.
“She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films.”
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Cara first got noticed when she sang the title song and played Coco Hernandez in the 1980 musical Fame. The performance got her nods for best new artist and best female pop vocal performance at the Grammy Awards.
Three years later, she co-wrote and sang the No. 1 hit song “Flashdance… What a Feeling” for the movie of the same name that starred Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri.
Cara was honored with three awards as a result of the track, including two Grammys and an Oscar for Best Original Song. Irene Cara Presents Hot Caramel, which turned out to be her final studio album, was released in 2011.
Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.