Irène Cara, interpreter of Fame and Flashdance is dead – Liberation

The singer-songwriter and actress had played in the cinema in several flagship musicals of the 80s. She died at the age of 63, her agent announced on Saturday.

A powerful voice and an endearing presence. “Fame» (1980) « What a feeling » (1983) impressed millions of eardrums and retinas in the 80s. The actress and singer Irène Cara, interpreter in the cinema of these two flagship songs of the blockbuster musicals Fame and Flashdance is dead at his home in Florida in the United States, this November 26, 2022. “It is with deep sadness that, on behalf of her family, I announce the death of Irene Cara. […] The cause of his death is currently unknown.”tweeted her agent, Judith Moose, from the official account of the singer.

Dancer singer-songwriter, the American artist of Puerto Rican and Cuban origin had been spotted in the film Fame in 1980 when she played, at 21, the cool character of Coco and sang the eponymous title. A worldwide success. She also co-wrote the hit from Flashdance which won her the Grammy Award for Best Pop Singer in 1984, as well as the Oscar for Best Original Song. If her career in the cinema had very quickly marked time, she had continued to be heard in music by releasing 11 albums, the last dating back to 2011.

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