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American singer Irene Cara dies at 63

America’s Flashdance singer, Irene Cara is dead.

Cara’s publicist who confirmed her death, said she died at her home in Florida.

The singer was best known for her title track in the 1980 film ”Fame”, as well as co-writing and singing the smash hit ”What a Feeling”, which won her an Oscar and a Grammy.

Asides music, Cara starred in films opposite ”Clint Eastwood” and ”Tatum O’Neal”.

Her performance earned her a Best Actress nomination at the 1981 Golden Globe Awards.

Irene Cara was born in 1959 in the Bronx, New York City, and started her career on Spanish-language TV.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu