Irene Cara: 5 Things About The ‘Flashdance’ Singer Whose Cause Of Death Has Been Confirmed

  • Irene Cara died at the age of 63, her publicist reported on November 26, 2022, and the cause of death was reportedly heart disease.
  • The singer lent her iconic voice to two big title tracks with 1980’s ‘Fame’ and 1983’s ‘Flash Dance’.
  • Irene, who won an Oscar and a Grammy Award for the song ‘Fame… What a Feeling’, was also an actress.

An icon of the 80s has passed away. Dear Irene. The singer/actress’ publicist reported on November 26, 2022 that Irene died at the age of 63. “The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer died at her home in Florida,” Judith A. Moss Posted on Twitter. “She was a beautiful gifted soul whose legacy will live on through her music and films.” His cause of death was arteriosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. TMZ reported on February 2, associated with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Irene was also a diabetic.

Irene Cara died in November 2022 at the age of 63. (Everett Collection)

In a separate message posted, Judith went on to say that she “can’t believe” she had to share the sad news and that it was the “worst part” of her job as a publicist. “Please share your thoughts and memories of Irene,” Judith continued. “I would read every one of them and know she would be smiling down from heaven. She loved her fans.”

Keep reading to know more about the beautiful star below.

Where was Irene from?

Irene was born in the Bronx in 1959, the youngest of five children. The BBC. His father was Puerto Rican and his mother was Cuban-American. At an early age, Irene caught the acting and singing bug and began showcasing her talent on Spanish-language television.

‘Fame’ was his big break.

After recording both Spanish and English music as a child, Irene was cast in many on- and off-Broadway musicals. Then in 1980, she played Coco Hernandez in the landmark film about a teenager living her best artistic life at New York City’s High School of the Performing Arts.

Irene’s song ‘Fame’ won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Song in 1981. Her performance also earned her a Best Actress nomination at the 1981 Golden Globe Awards.

Irene won an Oscar for ‘Flash Dance’

Irene Cara won an Oscar in 1981 for the song ‘Fame… What a Feeling’. (Everett Collection)

rose to fame just two years after the shooting. fameIrene co-wrote and sang the song “Flashdance… What A Feeling” from the 1983 blockbuster. Flash Dance. She would take home the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance as well as the Academy Award for Best Original Song!

She married a stuntman.

In the wake of its success, many more film and television appearances followed, including co-starring. Actor’s Name And Burt ReynoldsIrene walked down the aisle with the stuntman and the film director. Conrad Palmisano April 1986 in Los Angeles. Five years later, the couple divorced.

Irene had unfinished projects.

In the follow up Tweet, Irene’s publicist Judith said the late star had projects in the works. “We were working on amazing projects that would make her and her fans incredibly happy. Her manager and I would finish them. She would want that.”

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