Entertainment Vanity (Prince's protege) died :-(

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  1. AmishGirl

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    http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news...nity-6-dies-at-57/ar-BBpxKoz?ocid=ansmsnent11

    Prince's protege has passed away.

    Denise Katrina Matthews, who was commonly known as Vanity from the '80s group Vanity 6, died at the age of 57 on Feb. 15, 2016, after battling kidney failure.

    A few months ago, a GoFundMe page was set up for her as she'd been diagnosed with sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis.

    Vanity's biggest hit was "Nasty Girl" in 1982, a song produced by Prince. He was the one to rename her "Vanity," because he said that he saw his female reflection when he looked at her.

    Vanity 6 toured with Prince until they disbanded in 1983, and after that, Vanity signed a solo record deal with Motown.
     
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    That's so sad. She was so good in How To Get Away With Murder. RIP, Sis.
     
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    ...too young to die. r.i.p.
     
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    She was hot
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    TMZ reported that she died after years of battling kidney failure and, more recently, an abdominal illness.
    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.
    Shame.
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  6. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    Bummer. r.i.p
     
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  7. Krinkle

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    Rest in peace, person I have never heard of, even though I grew up during the 80's.
     
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    I liked the movie the last dragon :rip:
     
  9. ARM

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    I remember a pubescent @ARM doing some "Action Johnson" on my schwantz to her in "Action Jackson".

    My teenis and I mourn tonight! :rip:

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  10. Willowglen

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    Didn't she renounce everything and become a Jesus freak?
     
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    Sad. R.I.P.
     
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  12. AmishGirl

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    You never heard of her?!? :eek: .... Maybe she was bigger in Cleveland than other places, I don't know ...
     
  13. Krinkle

    Krinkle What?

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    Nope. No clue.
     
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    Young ARM. Always finding the penny heads up.

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    That ain't lake Minnetonka
     
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    Is that the kind of kidney problem you get from having a lot of "chemicals" flow through them?
     
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    I remember that she was a hardcore crack head for years and the drugs wrecked her kidneys.
     
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    wow..
     
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    That's a shame. The 80s were rough.
     
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    I liked her. Damn. :rip:
     
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