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Oscar-winning Flashdance…What a feeling singer Irene Cara found dead in her Florida home aged 63

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Oscar-winning Flashdance…What a feeling and Fame singer Irene Cara is found dead in her Florida home aged just 63 – but many fans REFUSE to believe sad news after recent death hoax targeted star

  • Academy Award-winning singer Irene Cara, 63, was found dead inside her Florida home following a previous death hoax 
  • The Flashdance singer and Fame actor was recently a victim of a death hoax, leading many fans to believe the news was another lie 
  • Cara, a child performer, entered the spotlight playing Coco Hernandez in the hit musical Fame, which earned her two Grammy nominations 
  • In 1984, she won an Oscar and Grammy for ‘Flashdance… What A Feeling’ 

Academy Award-winning singer and actress Irene Cara was found dead inside her Florida home, but many fans refuse to believe the news after a recent death hoax targeting the star.

Cara, 63, singer of the hit ‘Flashdance… What A Feeling’ that earned her an Oscar in 1984, was confirmed to have passed away by her publicist, Judith Moose, on Saturday after midnight. 

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The news of the singer’s passing was also confirmed by ABC 13.  

‘It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara,’ Moose said in a statement. ‘Her cause of death is currently unknown and will be released when the information is available.’ 

The post came just after a death hoax about Cara, who starred in Fame, with many fans fearing the latest announcement may be part of another lie. 

‘Sorry if this is true but I’m afraid after the hoax it’s difficult to believe,’ Twitter user Rachael L wrote in response to Moose. ‘On Friday (November 25) the actress’ reps officially confirmed that Irene Cara is not dead. 

‘She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax,’ the previous announcement said. 

Moose, however, confirmed that Saturday’s announcement was real, adding that ‘We’re all in shock.’  

Academy Award-winning singer Irene Cara, 63, ( second from the left) was found dead inside her Florida home following a previous death hoax. Cara is pictured alongside (L-R) Flashdance star Jennifer Beals, songwriter Keith Forsey and actor Matthew Broderick 

Her death was confirmed by her publicist, Judith Moose, in a statement (above)

Her death was confirmed by her publicist, Judith Moose, in a statement (above) 

Many fans were in shock and did not immediately believe the news following the hoax

Many fans were in shock and did not immediately believe the news following the hoax

Cara (pictured in 2007) was beloved for her 1980 role as Coco Hernandez in Fame and her hit title track in 1984's Flashdance

Cara (pictured in 2007) was beloved for her 1980 role as Coco Hernandez in Fame and her hit title track in 1984’s Flashdance 

Pictured: Cara's Florida home where she was confirmed dead by her family and publicist. The cause of death is currently unknown

Pictured: Cara’s Florida home where she was confirmed dead by her family and publicist. The cause of death is currently unknown  

Cara was a trained singer, actor and dancer who made many on stage and television appearances as a child, including on PBS and Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show.

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The performer then rocketed to fame in 1980 playing Coco Hernandez in the hit musical Fame. 

She received two Grammy nominations from the musical for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Artist. 

Cara went on to win a Grammy and an Oscar in 1984 with the title track to Flashdance, which starred Jennifer Beals. 

When confirming Cara’s death, Moose wrote: ‘She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films.’ 

The publicist also expressed sympathy for the performer’s fans over the recent death hoax. 

‘None of us were ever contacted regarding the hoax on a Facebook page. I completely understand it being difficult to believe. We’re all in shock.  

Pictured: Cara holding her Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a female singer

 Pictured: Cara holding her Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a female singer 

This is a developing story. 

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Source: Daily Mail

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