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.