Jehovah's Witnesses plan memorial service for Prince

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Jehovah's Witnesses in suburban Minneapolis are planning a private memorial service for Prince this weekend.

Kari Spreeman, a spokeswoman for the Minnetonka Police Department, says a Kingdom Hall in the suburb asked police to provide traffic control for the invitation-only service Sunday evening.

Prince was a convert to the Jehovah's Witnesses and began worshipping at the Kingdom Hall just outside Minneapolis. Friend and bassist Larry Graham, himself a Jehovah's Witness, says he introduced the "Purple Rain" star to the faith.

Minneapolis law firm Gray Plant Mooty, which is representing Prince's sister Tyka Nelson, declined to comment in a statement Friday. The Kingdom Hall did not respond to a request for comment.

Prince was found dead at age 57 in his Paisley Park recording complex last month. Police are still investigating.


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