The world has lost a little slice of major 80’s glamour! Vanity, Prince‘s former bombshell protege and Vanity 6 frontwoman passed way from kidney failure after fighting the health issue for decades.
Vanity, whose real name was Denise Katrina Matthews, passed away in a Fremont, CA hospital on Monday … according to sources close to her family. A few months ago she set up a GoFundMe page, and said she’d been diagnosed with sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis — an inflammation of the small intestines.
She also battled crack addiction in the ’90s, and after a 1994 OD her kidneys were shot. She had to undergo nearly daily dialysis treatments.
Denise finally got clean and found God and stuff, but her body still suffered from the years of caning it. Hopefully she’s up there at peace with all the angels. RIP Nasty Girl!