BREAKING: Oscar-winning Flashdance…What a feeling 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 targeting star

  • Academy Award-winning singer Irene Cara, 63, was found dead inside her Florida home following a previous death hoax 

Academy Award-winning singer 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,’ was confirmed to have passed away by her publicist, Judith Moose, on Saturday after midnight. 

‘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, 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, was found dead inside her Florida home following a previous death hoax

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

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.

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.  

This is a developing story. 

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