Nun Involved in Legal Battle With Katy Perry Dies in Court

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During yesterday's post-judgment hearing, NYDailyNews reports that 89-year-old Sister Catherine Rose Holzman collapsed and later died.

Hollister apparently interfered in the proceedings to the extent that Perry and the Archdiocese of L.A., which claimed actual rights to sell the land rather than the nuns who occupied the convent, sued and were awarded 10 million dollars. Still, according to the Daily Mail Perry is worth a reported $295 million, so she might want to either shell out the extra million, or just find another spot.

The Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary have owned the property for more than 40 years, but they have not lived in the convent for several years.

But local entrepreneur Dana Hollister stepped in and attempted to buy the property from two nuns who had lived there for $US15.5 million ($19.7 million).

But the Archdiocese argued the nuns did not have the right to sell the property, which includes 30,000 square feet of living space, a pool, a tower and an adjoining prayer house, and instead approved a sale to Perry, despite the fact that Hollister was already living there.

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A few hours before her death Sister Catherine spoke to Fox 7 News in which she urged Katy to fall back on the legal battle.

Sister Catherine Rose and Sister Rita Callanan said they were uncomfortable handing the convent and its eight surrounding acres over to the star, whose sometimes provocative hits include I Kissed A Girl and Ur So Gay. She was ordered to pay $15 million in damages to the LA Archdiocese and Perry's lawyers.

And they're also making a plea to Perry herself.

Katy Perry, meanwhile, is busily promoting ABC's reboot of the singing competition American Idol, on which she is a judge.

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps of Katy Perry for a comment. "It's not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people", according to the gossip site. Shortly before her death, she reportedly said: "And to Katy Perry, please stop".

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