Denise Katrina Matthews, better known as Vanity from 80s girl group Vanity 6, has died after years of batting kidney failure, and most recently, an abdominal illness.
????????Today my friend & Sister Denise Katrina Matthews p/k/a #Vanity passed away. She absolutely loved GOD unto salvation. Rest in his Glory ????????
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) February 16, 2016
According to TMZ, she passed away at a hospital in California on Monday.
A few months ago she set up a GoFundMe page, and said she’d been diagnosed with sclerosis encapsulating peritonitis — an inflammation of the small intestines.
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.
She eventually ditched Hollywood, quit drugs and became a born-again Christian in the mid ’90s. She remained active in her local church up until her death. We’re told she was in church on Saturday evening and told the congregation she was “ready to go home.”