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'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

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By MARK KENNEDY

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Oh No! Many condolences to her family. She was one of the all time greats

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Let's not forget 'DC Cab' where she starred as herself, also featuring Mr. T. I remember Irene starring on a Bob Hope TV special, that was a big achievement back then. It seems like yesterday. Condolences to her survivors. Her name will live forever.

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I had to look up those songs.

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I was a teenager when 'Fame' was released. It was a huge hit as a movie (and as a TV series) - more of a cultural phenomenon than a film - inspiring a lot of young people to consider the performing arts as a career. 'Fame' and 'Flashdance' had diverse casts when most movies didn't and nailed stereotypes. Both movies were very well made, are still watchable and the theme tunes were fabulous songs. I may still remember all of the lyrics from the theme from 'Fame' today. It just embedded itself in the lives of a generation of young people. 80s movies and music were often positive, upbeat and inspirational. It was such a great time to be a teenager. I feel sorry for teens today and what they have to deal with.

A sad loss. RIP.

Fame theme MV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1gMQ_q3FSM

Flashdance MV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILWSp0m9G2U

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Sad to hear that, was definitely shocked by her early passing, very talented woman

RIP

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Still remember the Music to Fame when it came out, and certainly her name. Sad she passed away so young.

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Does anybody know the cause of her death?

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