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Inside Prince's Star-Studded Jehovah's Witness Funeral

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May. 16 2016, Updated 4:22 p.m. ET

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Photographer Kristin Kokkila captured exclusive moments from inside Prince's celebrity-filled Jehovah's Witness funeral — see the photos on RadarOnline.com.

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Prince was honored by the Jehovah's Witness community this weekend during a private funeral service at Kingdom Hall in Minnesota, where he frequently visited.

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According photographer Kristin Kokkila, "there were at least 50 police officers and two helicopters" on site, with many guests arriving by bus.

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"High profile" attendees, including Prince protégée Sheila E., comedian Sinbad, and bassist Larry Graham, arrived by car and were quickly escorted to the back of the church.

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Pamphlets at the ceremony featured a quote from Prince's song "Beautiful, Loved and Blessed," reading: "If I were to ever write down my life story, I could truly say with all the fame and glory, I was just a piece of clay in need of the potter's hand."

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According to Kokkila, only three flower arrangements decorated the church's interior. A book was also laid out for guests to sign in.

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"It was a beautiful service, a tribute to Prince," said attendee Richard Weiner.

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"They talked about his faith, how he became a Jehovah's Witness in 2003, and his actions after that were to glorify God in words and deeds," he continued.

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Following the service, Kokkila said a neighboring house began playing a Prince radio station, which first featured one of the music icon's biggest hits, "Purple Rain."

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But not everyone in Prince's life decided to attend the funeral.

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Sister Tyka Nelson opted to skip out on the service, claiming she had already paid tribute to her brother.

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"Please Don't misunderstand...The grief process is a unique experience to each individual and Therefore I support any and all Memorials or Funerals that have happened and/or are being planned. However I will Not be in attendance, because I feel that once…is enough," she wrote in a Facebook post on Friday.

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As Radar reported, Prince, 57, was discovered unresponsive in an elevator at 9:43 a.m. on April 21, inside his infamous Chanhassen residence.

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Now, investigators are looking into a possible drug overdose as the cause of death, and whether it had anything to do with the doctor allegedly prescribing him pills in the weeks before his death.

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For more of Kristin Kokkila's work, visit her Photography Facebook page here.

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