Denise Matthews


Age: 57

Canadian singer, model, and actress known as Vanity who toured with Prince in the 1980's before abandoning her wild persona for a life as a minister, who worked as a model in Canada before moving to the U.S. and met Prince at the American Music Awards where he helped her to form the three-woman vocal group Vanity 6, which had a hit in 1982 with Nasty Girl but who recorded as a solo artist for Motown after the group split up and thrived on raciness, often appearing in lingerie.

Cause of Death: Renal failure

Born: January 4, 1959

Died: February 15, 2016

Fremont, California