Irene Cara, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning actress and singer-songwriter finest identified for her work within the Nineteen Eighties cult motion pictures “Flashdance” and “Fame,” has died, her publicist stated on Saturday.
Cara, 63, handed away at her Florida residence, her publicist Judith Moose stated in an announcement posted on Twitter, and the reason for demise is presently unknown.
“She was a gorgeous gifted soul whose legacy will stay endlessly by means of her music and movies,” the assertion learn.
Cara’s profession in present enterprise started at an early age and spanned theater, tv, music and movie. The artist bought her huge break in 1980 when she was solid to play Coco Hernandez within the iconic movie-musical “Fame,” which chronicled the vicissitudes of a gaggle of New York Metropolis excessive schoolers.
The musical drama’s title track, sung by Cara, would go on to win an Academy Award for Greatest Unique Track and earned the artist two Grammy Awards nominations, amongst different recognitions.
Cara’s rise to Hollywood stardom continued within the following years. In 1983 she co-wrote and sang the title track for the blockbuster film “Flashdance,” which landed Cara the coveted Academy Award for Greatest Unique Track and have become one of many defining songs of the last decade.
Moose, the publicist, stated a memorial for Cara’s followers “might be deliberate at a future date,” and funeral companies for the artist are pending.
Tributes to Cara poured in on social media on Saturday.
“Irene Cara, you impressed me greater than you can ever know. Your songwriting and vocals created pure vitality that can by no means stop,” musician Lenny Kravitz stated on Twitter.