Irene Cara passed in her Florida home, according to a statement on her official Twitter page. She was most known for singing the vocals on the titles of the films Fame and Flashdance.

“This is the absolute worst part of being a publicist. I can’t believe I’ve had to write this, let alone release the news. Please share your thoughts and memories of Irene. I’ll be reading each and every one of them and know she’ll be smiling from Heaven. She adored her fans,” Judith Moore tweeted.

“Irene’s family has requested privacy as they process their grief. She as a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films. Funeral services are pending and a memorial for her fans will be planned at a future date,” she added.

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Here are 3 of her best songs:

1) Flashdance…What A Feeling

Flashdance… What A Feeling is a song from Giorgio Moroder’s Flashdance that plays during the film‘s opening, a gleaming montage of Beals biking through Pittsburgh and riding her heavily stylized steel mill. It also appears in the film’s most famous scene, when Beals performs for the snobbish judges at the Pittsburgh Conservatory Of Dance.

Cara, who did not appear in Flashdance, takes on the perspective of Jennifer Beals in Flashdance… What A Feeling, singing about the freedom of surrendering her body to dance. Cara was uniquely qualified for both roles because she was both an actor and a dancer.

This song also earned her an Oscar for Best Original Song and two Grammys for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

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2) My Baby (He’s Something Else)

The song Fame, sung by Irene Cara, who played Coco Hernandez in the original film (but not in the TV series — Erica Gimpel played that role for TV), is still a fan favourite to this day. We can all relate to Irene Cara’s optimistic and idealistic view of fame. Dean Pitchford wrote those words. He was a songwriter, screenwriter, actor, and director whose main claim to fame, aside from Fame, was the musical Footloose.

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3) Out Here on My Own

Out Here on My Own is a ballad performed by Irene Cara from the 1980 musical film Fame. Lesley Gore (lyricist) and Michael Gore (composer) wrote the song (composer). Michael Gore produced the song, which was published by MGM BMI/Variety ASCAP. Cara sang the song at the Academy Awards in 1981, where it was nominated for Best Original Song. The song was included on the soundtrack to the 1980 film Fame, along with an instrumental version.

Cara began her career as a child actor and singer, appearing on the Johnny Carson show and in a tribute concert to jazz legend Duke Ellington in the 1970s.