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Oscar-Winning Singer And Actress Irene Cara Passes Away At The Age Of 63

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Irene Cara has passed away at the age of 63. The singer and actress is best known for performing the classic 1980s films Fame and Flashdance. She also starred in the movie Sparkle.

Cara’s publicist, Judith A. Moose, confirmed the news of her death in a statement shared on the singer’s Twitter account early Saturday morning.

“It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara,” Moose wrote. “The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer passed away in her Florida home.”

“Irene’s family has requested privacy as they process their grief,” the rep added. “She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films.”

Cara’s cause of death is currently unknown, but it will be released when information is available, her rep said. Funeral services are currently pending and a memorial for Cara’s fans will be planned at a future date, she added.

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