Nun (89) in legal battle with singer Perry dies in court

Nun (89) in legal battle with singer Perry dies in court

A nun who was involved in a lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles has died after collapsing during a court appearance.

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman (89) had served the church "with dedication and love for many years", Archbishop Jose Gomez said in a statement.

Holzman was a member of an order of elderly nuns involved in a dispute over the sale of their convent in the city's Los Feliz area.

Hours before her death, Holzman spoke to KTTV, decrying a judge's ruling that cleared the way for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to sell the convent to Perry. "To Katy Perry, please stop," Holzman said. "It's not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people."

The singer sought to buy the eight-acre property and its Roman-villa style buildings for $14.5m (€11m). The 'Roar' singer's efforts to buy the aging hilltop home were stymied when the nuns tried to sell the convent to a local entrepreneur to turn into a boutique hotel, but a judge ruled in 2016 that the sale was invalid.

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