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Matthews died in a , hospital on February 15, 2016, from kidney failure, aged 57.
After a in 1997, she dedicated the rest of her life full-time to Christ.
Take a look at these pics to see the beauty of young Vanity in the 1980s.
Her pop music inspired a lot of teens.
She explained that at this time and spoke to her, saying that if she promised to abandon her Vanity persona, he would save her.
Vanity then left the group and Prince's organization , and signed with as a solo artist in 1984.
On in 1987, Matthews announced that she and bassist were engaged.