Irene Cara,’Flashdance’ Singer, Cause of Death Revealed

In November, singer Irene Cara died at the age of 63. She was in her home in Florida at the time. Now, over two months later, her cause of death has finally been revealed.

TMZ reports that medical documents from the medical examiner in Pinellas County shows Cara’s cause of death as Arteriosclerotic and Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease. In addition, the documents noted that Cara was also diabetic.

According to WebMD, Atherosclerosis is caused by plaque built up in the arteries. High blood pressure is a risk factor of Atherosclerosis. 

According to Heathline, Hypertensive heart disease is also caused by high blood pressure. In fact, is in the most common cause of death due to high blood pressure.

Cara is best known for her hit song “What a Feeling” from the movie “Flashdance.” She ended up winning the Best Original Song Oscar for this song as well as two Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female and Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special.

She is also known for the song “Fame” from movie “Fame” in which she played the character named Coco. She was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her role in that film.

Cara’s publicist, Judith Moose, was the first to share the news of the singer’s death. On November 25, 2022, she wrote, “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.”

Hopefully the released cause of death brings some sense of closure to her friends, family and fans. Rest in peace.

You can relive Cara performing “Fame” in the video below.