Singer Irene Cara has died at 63

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Irene Cara, the singer-actress best known for co-starring and performing the title songs for the 1980s films Fame and Flashdance, has died. He was 63 years old. 

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Cara died at her home in Florida, according to her publicist Judith Moose, who announced the news on Cara's social media account on Saturday. He said the cause of death is "unknown at this time." 

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"Irene's family has asked for privacy while they deal with their grief," Moose wrote. "He was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live on forever in his music and films." 

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Cara was born to a working-class Puerto Rican and Cuban family in the Bronx neighborhood of New York. 

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As a child actor, her credits included  regular work on the 1970s children's show The Electric Company. 

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But it was Fame, the 1980 film about a group of talented young hopefuls from New York who tried to make careers in the criminal world of the performing arts, that catapulted Cara to stardom. 

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He sang on the title track, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song. 

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Famous actress Laura Dean Koch remembered Cara as "a dynamo who could sing, dance and act, the very definition of a triple threat. Irene was a role model and someone I wanted to be like."

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