Denise Katrina Matthews, the singer formerly known as Vanity, has died. She was 57.
Matthews died from kidney failure, the result of years of crack cocaine abuse, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She died in a hospital in Fremont, Calif.
The Canadian born singer was also a songwriter, dancer, actress and model, leading the girl group Vanity 6 from 1981 to 1983. In that time, they recorded the smooth funk single, "Nasty Girl," which was produced by Prince and topped the Billboard dance charts.