An 89-year-old Catholic nun who has battled pop star Katy Perry for years over the sale of a Los Angeles convent has collapsed and died during a court appearance.
Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, one of two ageing nuns who were fighting the sale of the three-hectare convent, died on Friday during related legal proceedings in Los Angeles County Court, Fox affiliate KTTV reported.
“To Katy Perry, please stop. It’s not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people,” Holzman had earlier told KTTV as she entered the courthouse with Sister Rita Callanan.
On Saturday a website set up to back the nuns’ legal battle carried a picture of Holzman with the caption, “Rest with the angels our most precious treasure.”
A spokeswoman for Perry, one of the world’s top-selling pop stars, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.