Singer Irene Cara, of "Fame" and "Flashdance," passed away at age 63.

Irene Cara is a singer-actress who is most known for appearing in the 1980s

films Fame and Flashdance and singing the films' themes.

According to her spokesperson, Judith Moose, Cara passed away at her Florida home.

who on Saturday shared the information on Cara's social media accounts.

She stated that the death's "currently unknown" reason.

Irene's family has asked for privacy as they deal with their bereavement, according to

Moose. She was a stunningly talented person whose films and songs will live on forever.

Cara was born in the Bronx district of New York City to a

working-class Puerto Rican and Cuban family.

Her credits as a young performer included a regular

role on the children's program The in the 1970s.