(Reuters) – Irene Cara, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning actress and singer-songwriter finest recognized for her work within the 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 loss of life is at the moment unknown.
“She was a stupendous gifted soul whose legacy will stay without end by way 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 obtained her large break in 1980 when she was forged to play Coco Hernandez within the iconic movie-musical “Fame,” which chronicled the vicissitudes of a bunch of New York Metropolis excessive schoolers.
The musical drama’s title tune, sung by Cara, would go on to win an Academy Award for Finest Unique Tune 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 tune for the blockbuster film “Flashdance,” which landed Cara the coveted Academy Award for Finest Unique Tune and have become one of many defining songs of the last decade.
Moose, the publicist, stated a memorial for Cara’s followers “can be deliberate at a future date,” and funeral providers for the artist are pending.
Tributes to Cara poured in on social media on Saturday.
“Irene Cara, you impressed me greater than you may ever know. Your songwriting and vocals created pure power that can by no means stop,” musician Lenny Kravitz stated on Twitter.