How Did Irene Cara Die?
Irene Cara, a celebrated American actress and singer from the 1980s, passed away on August 16th 2020 at the age of 63. Unfortunately, her cause of death is still unknown.
Her Career Highlights
Irene Cara catapulted to fame after depicting the character of Coco Hernandez in the film Fame. Soon after, she released her debut studio album titled What A Feeling which included her most well-known single, also titled What A Feeling.
In addition to this, in 1982 Irene was announced as the winner in the Academy Award for Best Original Song for her performance in Flashdance. In the years to follow, Irene continued to find success in her career, performing alongside greats like Pete Townshend, Miles Davis, and Luther Vandross.
A Successful Singer and Actress
Thanks to her immense talent and passion for music, Irene Cara found ongoing success in both singing and acting. Throughout her career, she released several studio albums and various singles as well as starred in films like The Cotton Club, Sparkle, and Pure Luck.
Likewise, Cara was also an established television actress, guest starring in the likes of The Love Boat, T.J. Hooker and Dream On, to name a few.
What We Know About Her Death
In spite of her lifetime of accomplishments, Irene Cara’s official cause of death has not been revealed at this time.
According to the official website for The Irene Cara Organization, her family wishes to keep her cause of death private yet confirmed in their statement, ‘Black Woman Magic’, that she died at the age of 63 peacefully, surrounded by love and light.
Sharing her Legacy
In a statement released by Cara’s family, they celebrated her life, saying:
- Irene Cara was a candle in a dark room, lighting the way for everyone who was inspired by her
- Her work will act as a shred of light when all else seems lost
- She was a beacon of hope for countless people
Irene Cara will be remembered for her immense contribution to music and film and for bringing joy and inspiration to so many.