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Vanity, 80s Pop Star Dies at 57

TMZ announced Monday evening that the singer Vanity, a protégée of the rock star Prince and lead singer of the sexy 1980s girl group Vanity 6, has died. 
Her death comes as the music world is still mourning such stars as Earth, Wind and Fire's Maurice White, and singer Natalie Cole and others.
According to reports by TMZ, Vanity, whose real name was Denise Matthews, was just 57. The Canada-born artist suffered from years of drug use and kidney problems.
She got her big break in 1980, when Prince made her lead singer of his lingerie-clad trio Vanity 6. The group's biggest hit was 1982's "Nasty Girl." But the group had minor success.
After leaving Vanity 6, Vanity signed a deal with Motown Records. She was also an actress, starring in such films as the '80s "The Last Dragon" and "Never Too Young to Die" with John Stamos.
During the '90s, Vanity renounced her stage name, left the music world, became a born-again Christian and started a new career as an evangelist.

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