The Twilight fandom is known for being a close knit, family like fandom and this terrible event has shown just how truly linked together we all are. We may not have known the victim personally, but we feel the loss and tragedy of a kindred spirit all the same. Our most sincere condolences to the family of Gisela.
Twilight Stars to Honor Slain Fan
By R. Stickney
Several people waiting outside the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con identified a woman struck and killed while crossing the street as a Twilight fan who had been camping out to see the films’ stars.
Upon hearing the news Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate released an official statement:
“Lionsgate, Summit and the entire Twilight community are saddened by the death of a Comic-Con fan today due to a traffic accident during the hours leading up to this year’s convention in San Diego. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends. She will be respectfully remembered this Thursday in Hall H.”
Several of the Twilight Saga cast members have expressed their condolences via Twitter and many fans are using hash tags to convey their own respectful messages there. The black ribbon image (above) is also being shared throughout Facebook in her remembrance.
Donations to help the family with funeral costs can be made here: http://www.giveforward.com/mad4hughmemorial