Prince memorial held at Jehovah’s Witnesses church in Minneapolis

Tributes were led by Drake's uncle Larry Graham

A memorial service was held in honour of Prince over the weekend at the Jehovah’s Witness church where he worshipped.

The memorial took place at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka on Sunday night (May 15).

Billboard reports that 500 people attended the event, although only around 50 invited guests were actually allowed in the church.

Reports state that the memorial included a tribute led by Larry Graham, the former Sly and the Family Stone bassist and uncle of rapper Drake who is credited with introducing Prince to the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion.


Prince passed away at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota last month (April 21), aged 57. Although a cause of death has not yet been announced, police have confirmed that they are looking into the possibility that Prince died from an overdose of prescription drugs. It was recently alleged that the painkiller Percocet was found in Prince’s system during an autopsy.

A yellow guitar previously used and owned by Prince is set to be sold at auction following his passing. It has an opening bid of $30,000 (£20k).