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Bassist: Prince found 'real happiness' as Jehovah's Witness

  • This image made from a video, former Prince bassist Larry Graham talks about Prince in an Associated Press interview on Monday, May 2, 2016. Graham, a famous bassist and longtime friend of pop megastar Prince says the artist found “real happiness” in his faith and could stay up all night talking about the Bible. Graham tells The Associated Press that Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness later in life and that it changed the star’s music and lifestyle. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)

    This image made from a video, former Prince bassist Larry Graham talks about Prince in an Associated Press interview on Monday, May 2, 2016. Graham, a famous bassist and longtime friend of pop megastar Prince says the artist found “real happiness” in his faith and could stay up all night talking about the Bible. Graham tells The Associated Press that Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness later in life and that it changed the star’s music and lifestyle. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A famous bassist and longtime friend of pop megastar Prince says the artist found “real happiness” in his faith and could stay up all night talking about the Bible. Larry Graham tells The Associated Press that Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness later in life and that it changed the star’s music and lifestyle. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A famous bassist and longtime friend of pop megastar Prince says the artist found “real happiness” in his faith and could stay up all night talking about the Bible. Larry Graham tells The Associated Press that Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness later in life and that it changed the star’s music and lifestyle. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

A famous bassist and longtime friend of pop megastar Prince says the artist found "real happiness" in his faith and could stay up all night talking about the Bible.

Larry Graham is best known for playing in the funk band Sly and the Family Stone and with his own group, Graham Central Station. He also toured with Prince. Graham tells The Associated Press that Prince became a Jehovah's Witness later in life and that it changed the star's music and lifestyle.

Prince was found dead in his suburban Minneapolis last month. Investigators have not released a cause of death.

Graham says while Prince knew it was important that his music brought people happiness, his "biggest joy" was sharing scripture with people.