Katy Perry’s ongoing legal battle with a group of nuns has taken a tragic turn after one of the Sisters died in court.
Sister Catherine Rose Holzman of the Archidiocese of Los Angeles collapsed and died in court on Friday at the age of 89.
Sister Catherine was one of two nuns trying to sell a convent in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of LA to a restauranteur named Dana Hollister.
However the 33-year-old Firework singer was also interested in the property and drama unfolded last December when a court ordered Hollister to pay compensation to both the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Katy Perry for interfering in a sale between the two parties.
Sister Catherine was raising awareness of their legal fight as they wanted the sale to go through with Hollister.
Addressing the sudden death of Sister Catherine, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez told the Hollywood Reporter:
Sister Catherine Rose served the Church with dedication and love for many years and today we remember her life with gratitude.
We extend our prayers today to the Immaculate Heart of Mary community and to all her friends and loved ones.
Hours before her death, Sister Catherine gave an interview with Fox 11 news in which she warned Katy to back off.
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The nun said:
To Katy Perry, please stop. It’s not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people.
The case has been put on hold following the nun’s death.