irene caraThe singer best known for the hits “Flashdance” and “Fame” in the '80s died of high blood pressure and high cholesterol … TMZ has learned.
In medical docs obtained by TMZ, the Pinellas County medical examiner listed Irene's official cause of death as arteriosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease … It was also noted that Irene was diabetic.
As we said, singer passed away inside his Florida home in November at age 63.
Best known for the iconic song “What a Feeling” from the 80s film “Flashdance,” Irene … won an Oscar for Best Original Song for the hit.
Irene is also the woman behind the song “Fame” from the film of the same name… She received a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Actress” for her role in the film.
Fans will also remember Irene from other movies… including her “City Heat” co-star Clint Eastwood And burt reynolds, She also appeared in “Certain Fury” playing opposite Tatum O'Neal.
Irene's work and talent did not go unnoticed… In 2004 she was awarded the Prestige Award for Lifetime Achievement.