Irene Cara, ‘Flashdance,’ ‘Fame’ singer, dead at 63

Irene Cara, ‘Flashdance,’ ‘Fame’ singer, dead at 63

By Stephanie Giang-Paunon

Irene Cara, award-winning singer of popular ‘80s songs “Fame” and “Flashdance…What a Feeling” has died. She was 63.

A statement was posted on early Saturday morning from her official Twitter account on behalf of her publicist. The cause of death is “currently unknown.”

“It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara,” the statement said.

“The Academy Award winning actress, singer, songwriter, and producer passed away in her Florida home. Her cause of death is currently unknown and will be released when information is available.”

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