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RIP: Prince protégé and R&B singer Vanity (Denise Katrina Matthews) dies at 57 

RIP: Prince protégé and R&B singer Vanity (Denise Katrina Matthews) dies at 57

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.

Source: RIP: Prince protégé and R&B singer Vanity (Denise Katrina Matthews) dies at 57 – Vanyaland

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