According to TMZ, former lead singer of Vanity 6, Vanity whose real name is Denise Katrina Matthews passed away at the age of 57 after a battle with an intestinal disease.

Vanity first rose to prominence as a singer in "Vanity 6" a group mentored and created by Prince and the group crafted a few hit records including "Nasty Girl" in 1982. She was also a talented actress appearing in movies like "Action Jackson" and "The Last Dragon" before turning her life over to Christ in the 90's and dropping the "Vanity" moniker for her real name.

We send our condolences to her family, friends and fans.