Academy Award-winning singer and actress Irene Cara was found dead inside her Florida home, but many fans have since refused to believe the news after a recent death hoax targeting the star.
Cara, 63, singer of the hit ‘Flashdance… What A Feeling’ that earned her an Oscar in 1984, was confirmed to have passed away by her publicist, Judith Moose, on Saturday after midnight.
The news of the singer’s passing was also confirmed by ABC 13.
‘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, who starred in Fame and sang its theme, 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.’
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