NEW YORK: Singer and actor who became popular with songs that became movie soundtracks Fame in 1980, Irena Cara died at her home in Florida.
The cause of death of the celebrity who was born in 1959, however, is still unknown.
Cara used to write and sing popular songs, Flashdance… What A Feeling even winning Oscar and Grammy awards.
The deceased who was born in the Bronx, New York was the youngest of five siblings and started his career at a Spanish-language television station.
His father is from Puerto Rico, while his mother is from Cuba.
Cara has recorded songs since childhood in Spanish and English and appeared in several Broadway musicals.
In 1980, his name exploded after singing a song that became the soundtrack of a movie Fame.
Her name was also nominated for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award in 1981.
His manager, Judith A Moose praised the late as a great talent who left a legacy in the field of music and film.
Moose also informed that Cara had worked on several projects before he died and as a manager, he would complete the work.-BBC
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