, the singer behind the big '80s hits
"Flashdance" and "Fame" has died.
Cara died at her Florida home
on Friday, according to her rep. Details about his
death have not been released.
Cara's publicist, Judith A. Moose,
announced the news of his death in a statement shared on the
singer's Twitter account
early Saturday morning.
Bronx-born Cara is a child actress
who appeared in shows such as Electric Company before starring in
Broadway musicals such as Via Galactica.
Irene also scored big with her monster hit, "Fame"
from the movie of the same name. She was nominated for
a Golden Globe for "Best Actress"
for her work in the movie.
"She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy
will live on forever through his music and movies," a publicist said of the
Oscar and Grammy-winning actor.
Irene was honored with a
Prestige Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Cara's cause of death
is unknown at this time, but will be released
when information becomes available.