Irene Cara, singer of the hits “Fame” and “Flashdance”, died

Irene Cara
Irene Cara

Irene Carasinger of the hits “Fame” and “Flashdance,” has died at the age of 63. She was found dead in her Florida home. last Friday and the cause of his death is still unknown.

Born in New York on March 18, 1959, Irene Stairs -that was her name- was an actress, singer, dancer and composer of Puerto Rican origin. Also, she was the voice of movies like “Fame” Y “flashdance”. Her dance style had an impact on many artists during the 1980s.

The sad news was announced by his representative, Judith A. Moose, who said on Twitter: “I can’t believe I have to write this, let alone break the news. Please share your thoughts and memories of Irene. I will be reading each and every one of them; and I know that she will be smiling from Heaven. She adored the fans of her ”.

The artist began on Spanish-speaking television singing and dancing. He trained in music, dance and singing and in the 1970s, when he was very young, he began to frequent the stages and television sets, including “The Tonight Show”, with Johnny Carson, who at that time acted as a catapult to the world of television. show in the United States.

His peak of popularity came when he acted in the movie “Fama”from 1980, in the role of Coco Hernández, as well as interpreting the main theme and participating in other songs on the soundtrack of that film.

both the song “Fame” What “Out Here on My Own” were nominated for Oscar for best original song, winning the award for the song of the same name. In the television series, her character was assigned to actress Erica Gimpel. Previously, in 1978, she participated in the sequel to the hit television series “Raíces”.

He also participated in the soundtrack of the movie “Flashdance”. The main theme, “Flashdance… What a Feeling”, once again gave him the Oscar in 1983 for the best original song as well as the grammy award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1984.

He released three albums during the 80s: Anyone Can Seein 1982; What A Feeling, in 1983; Y facesmaticin 1987.

Irene Cara – “Flashdance”

He continued his dual career in acting and music, appearing in movies like “DC Cab” and “City Heat”; and on various television shows. She has also acted in live theater and musicals.

He married in 1986 with Conrad PalmisanoHollywood stuntman, and divorced in 1991.

Irene Cara upon winning the Oscar
Irene Cara upon winning the Oscar

His last works were as the singer of his own band, Hot Caramel.

“Irene’s family has requested privacy while they process their grief,” said her representative, Judith Moose. And she concluded: “She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live on forever through her music and her films.”

Irene Cara died at the age of 63
Irene Cara died at the age of 63

Anyone Can See (1982)

what a feeling (1983)

facesmatic (1987)

A young Irene
A young Irene

Fame Soundtrack (1980)

Flashdance Soundtrack (1983)

D.C. Cab Soundtrack (1984)

City Heat Soundtrack (1985)

All Dogs Go to Heaven Soundtrack (1989)

China Cry Soundtrack (1991)

Downtown: A Street Tale Soundtrack (2007)

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