Actress and singer Irene Cara was world famous for her role in the musical “Fame”.

She died Friday, November 25, 2022 at the age of 63, her agent Judith M. Moose announced.

She rose to fame as Coco Hernandez in the 1980 film Fame and then in the dance film  Flashdance.

A 1983 smash hit that featured the hit musical  What a Feeling , which she co-wrote and sang.

For which she won an Academy Award in the music category. In the same year, she also received a Grammy for Best Pop Vocalist.

The life of the musician with the original name Irene Cara Escalera, who was born in the New York Bronx in 1959.

And has been active as an actress, singer and dancer since the 70s of the last century, ended yesterday.

Her representative, Judith A. Moose , announced the news on Twitter  . She wrote that she died at home in Florida, cause of death unknown.

Irene Cara was known for her role in the film Fame and for having sung the title of the same name, in 1980.

She was also the interpreter of the world famous title What a Feeling (1984), soundtrack of the film Flashdance.

Which gave her won the Oscar for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Pop Singer.