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Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz pay tribute to Irene Cara

The singer-songwriter, real name Irene Cara Escalera, died at her home in Florida on Friday. She was 63. A cause of death has not yet been announced. Following the sad news, Mariah took to Twitter to remember Cara, who played Coco Hernandez in the 1980 musical Fame and also recorded the film's title song. In addition to her role in Fame, Cara was known for co-writing and performing Flashdance... What a Feeling from 1983's Flashdance for which she won an Academy Award and Grammy Award.

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