‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ singer Irene Cara’s explanation for dying revealed

“Fame” star Irene Cara’s explanation for dying reportedly resulted from hypertension and excessive ldl cholesterol.

According to TMZ, which claimed to overview the 63-year-old’s medical paperwork from the health worker in Florida’s Pinellas County, the singer’s official explanation for dying is arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart problems.

The paperwork additionally allegedly state Cara was diabetic.

The Post has contacted the health worker’s workplace, in addition to a rep for Cara.

Cara died on Nov. 26 inside her Largo, Florida, dwelling. She is finest identified for large soundtrack hits for the movies “Flashdance” and “Fame.”

Her high hits included “Fame” in 1980 and 1983’s “Flashdance … What a Feeling,” the latter of which she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.

Irene Cara circa 1970.
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Although she as soon as sang that she wished individuals to recollect her title, the ’80s icon allegedly grew to become a “recluse” lately.

“She didn’t talk to anyone,” Roseann Nolan, who lived throughout the road from Cara, instructed The Post in December. “I didn’t even know it was her living there until a few years ago. It was the best-kept secret ever.”

Cara is finest identified for her appearing and singing on the soundtracks of “Fame” and “Flashdance.”

Her next-door neighbor, Maria Contreras, 59, additionally instructed The Post that Cara would by no means take her up on presents to take walks on the seashore or socialize. Contreras claimed she tried to befriend Cara even earlier than figuring out about her glitzy previous however nobody, even the person who mowed her star’s yard, ever went inside her home.

“She greeted you outside by the garage,” Contreras recalled.

Irene Cara in 1983
Irene Cara pictured in 1983.
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Irene Cara’s neighbors referred to as the star a “recluse” lately.

“She got very angry with me when I took down a fence between our houses because I wanted to put a new one up. She sent me such crazy messages that I saved them on my phone. She was worried that she wouldn’t be safe with the fence down, even for a day,” she added.

However, Cara’s consultant, Judith Moose, and her Los Angelles supervisor of practically 20 years, Betty McCormick, had a special model of Cara lately. McCormick instructed The Post that she disagreed with neighbors’ evaluation of Cara’s final years, however she did admit that the COVID-19 pandemic was powerful on the singer.

Cara appeared at the Covenant With Youth Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. on April 26, 2007.
Cara appeared on the Covenant With Youth Awards Gala in Beverly Hills on April 26, 2007.
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“She was very afraid of getting the [COVID] virus,” McCormick stated. “She really struggled during that period.”

Her reps additionally instructed The Post that Cara left Hollywood and the music business on her personal phrases, for probably the most half, and had been making an attempt to revive her profession within the months previous to her dying.