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RIP Prince protégé Vanity

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Denise Matthews, the singer known by her stage name Vanity, has passed away at the age of 57.

The Canadian-born singer and member of girl group Vanity 6 died from kidney failure. She passed away at a hospital in Fremont, California on Monday (February 15). Her death was a result of crack cocaine abuse, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Vanity 6's 1982 hit 'Nasty Girl' was written and produced by Prince, who mentored Matthews during her early career. The song topped the Billboard dance charts.

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