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Irene Cara Cause of Death: Gone But Not Forgotten, Irene’s Death Explained!

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Irene Cara Escalera was an American singer, songwriter and actress who rose to fame after performing the title song of the 1980 musical film Fame and starring Coco Hernandez. The song went to number 1 in several countries.

Cara earned an Academy Award and a Grammy Award for her performance and writing of the song “Flashdance… What a Feeling” (from the movie Flashdance) in 1983 and 1984, respectively. Cara starred as Sparkle Williams in the original 1976 version of the musical drama film Sparkle before she rose to fame for her role in Fame.

Irene Cara cause of death
Irene Cara cause of death

Irene Cara Cause of Death: How Did She Die?

Singing sensation and star of movies like ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’, Irene Cara, has tragically passed away and the circumstances surrounding her passing have now been made public. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes were reported as the official cause of death for the 63-year-old actress, who suffered from it hypertension and high cholesterol.

The Province of Pinellas Medical Examiner, who was reached by PEOPLEs for comment but did not immediately respond, confirmed in their report that Cara had diabetes. On November 25, the Academy Award and Grammy-winning singer passed away at her home in Largo, Florida.

Publicist Judith A. Moose said, “On behalf of her family, it is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Irene Cara.” An Oscar-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer, she “died away at her home in Florida.”

“Irene’s family has asked for privacy as they process their loss,” Moose said. “She was incredibly talented and her movies and music will continue long after she’s gone.” Cara initially gained a lot of attention after performing the show’s title song and starring as Coco Hernandez in the 1980 musical Fame.

She was nominated for Best New Artist and Female Pop Vocal Performance at the Grammys for her amazing show. She co-wrote and sang the song “Flashdance… What a Feeling” for the hit movie of the same name, starring Jennifer Bels and Michael Nouri, in 1983, three years after the song’s initial release.

Cara was honored with two Grammys and an Oscar for Best Original Song for this song. Irene Cara’s last Hot Caramel album was released in 2011.

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