The Jehovah’s Witness Organization has released a statement following the untimely death of Prince, who officially converted to the religion in 2003.
“We are saddened to hear about the death of Prince Rogers Nelson, who was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 2003,” the elder of the congregation said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE Magazine.
The congregation said that Prince “found fulfillment as a Witness and in sharing his faith with others.”
The statement added: “We do not have any details regarding his medical condition or the cause of his death. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, particularly his fellow worshippers in the Saint Louis Park congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Minnesota. We hope that all find comfort in the Bible’s promise of a future time when death, pain, and tears will be no more.—Revelation 21:3, 4.”
Behind Prince’s Paisley Park home on Audubon Road, the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall was seen with the lights off in the days after his death. Orange cones had been set up to prevent people from entering the building driveway.