Flashdance...What A Feeling singer and co-writer Irene Cara dies, aged 63

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

lPETALING JAYA, Nov 26 -- Irene Cara, the singer who gained fame for singing and co-writing the 1980s hit song Flashdance...What a Feeling has died at age 63.

Her publicist, Judith A. Moose made the announcement in a Twitter post, saying that singer-actress-song writer died at her Florida home.

The cause of death is still unknown.

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Cara's name was synonymous with popular music from the 80s, having released the ttle song, Flashdance...What A Feeling, for tjhe movie of the same name.

She won Oscar and Grammy awards for it.

It starred another 80s icon, Jeniffer Beals who played Alex, a welder by day and a sensual dancer at night, who dreams of being accepted into a famous dance school.

Cara gained fame for the movie Fame in 1980 where she acted in it and sang the title song Fame.