A nun involved in a property dispute with the singer Katy Perry collapsed and died during a court hearing on Friday, US media report.
Catherine Rose Holzman was 89.
She was one of the two nuns locked in a legal battle with Perry and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on a former convent in the city.
Perry agreed to buy the property for $14.5 m (Â£10.4 m) in 2015, but the deal turned sour when the former residents were opposed.
Sor Catalina de la Rosa and his Sister Rita Callanan said that they were uncomfortable to deliver the convent and its eight acres surrounding the star, whose sometimes-provocative hits include I Kissed A Girl and Ur So Gay.
Perry, according to reports, visited the nuns, to earn more, and are said to have shown them his tattoo of Jesus and sang a hymn for them. But the couple remained unconvinced.
“I see their videos,” said Sister Rita Callanan told the los Angeles Times. “I was not happy with any of it.”
The nuns place sold the residence to a local restaurant owner Dana Hollister, without the approval of his Archdiocese.’Please stop’
Perry and the Catholic Church were awarded almost $ 10 million in damages in 2017, when his lawyers successfully argued that the sisters had no right to sell the property.
The nuns had not been able to obtain the consent of the Archbishop JosÃ© GÃ³mez, and the Vatican, which must approve the sale of property worth more than $7.5 m, the advocates said.Perry convent-of-sale ‘violates our vows’, they say the nuns
A jury came to the conclusion that the restorer had deliberately interfered with Perry’s planned purchase.
The post-judgment proceedings have been put on hold after the nun’s death.
In a statement Friday, Archbishop Gomez said: “the Sister Catherine Rose served the Church with dedication and love for many years, and today we remember his life with gratitude.”
Catherine Rose talked Fox11 THE hours before its collapse in what could have been his last interview.
She issued a direct plea to the singer, saying, “To Katy Perry, please stop. You’re not doing anyone any good, except to hurt a lot of people.”