|Former pop singer Denise "Vanity" Matthews passed away.|
A bit of sad news happened to hit the junk food media. Singer/actress Denise Matthews best known as Vanity passed away in California after fighting sclerosis. That along with peritonitis and kidney disease was the contributing factors to her death.
Prince groomed this young Canadian singer named Denise Matthews. She would call herself Vanity and help build a group. The group Vanity 6 recorded their only album by the same name. The album is credited for the successful singles "Nasty Girl" and "Drive Me Wild".
Vanity would end up going solo. She end up releasing the albums Wild Animal and Skin on Skin with the hits "Pretty Mess", "Mechanical Emotion" and "Under the Influence".
Vanity would also take up a gig in acting. She appeared in the movies The Last Dragon, 52 Pick-Up and Action Jackson.
She had dated Prince, Adam Ant and Bill Idol. She also was engaged to Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue.
She had a brief marriage to Anthony Smith of the Oakland Raiders. That marriage ended after he got caught up in a murder. Smith is serving LIFE in the iron college.
After a night of binging on crack cocaine, she suffered a nearly fatal renal failure.
That near death experience made her realize that her life was spiraling out of control. In the late 1990s, she would end up becoming a born-again Christian and gave up her Hollywood and music career.
She would become a Christian motivational speaker and renounced the name of Vanity.
Vanity was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. She was born of Polish, Jewish, German, African American, Hawaiian and Native American ancestry.
World News Today send our condolences to the family of Denise "Vanity" Matthews.