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Prince's Former Protege 'Vanity' Passes Away

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What a sad day for Vanity 6 fans.

On Monday night, Prince's former protege "Vanity" passed away at age 57. The singer's family say she died from issues related to her kidneys and small intestines.

For those who don't know, Vanity's given name is Denise Katrina Matthews. The musician was first discovered by Prince and later joined an all girls '80s group called Vanity 6.

Related: Prince Knows How To Take A Selfie!

Unfortunately, Matthews developed an intense crack addiction in the '90s after abandoning Prince and the group. D.K.M.'s drug problems came to the forefront when she overdosed in 1994.

Following the overdose, Denise's kidneys were never the same and she underwent daily dialysis until her death. The situation is especially depressing since the beauty became a born-again Christian after the event and reportedly never touched drugs again.

Despite her poor health, Matthews developed a sense of peace about her worsening condition, telling her church friends this past weekend that she was "ready to go home."

How heartbreaking. We hope Vanity is finally at peace.

[Image via YouTube.]

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