Tragic end for Twilight fan

NATALIE HAMBLY
Last updated 17:37 11/07/2012
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The San Diego Convention Center, home of the popular Comic-Con exhibition.

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A Twilight fan has been killed while waiting for the opening of Comic-Con in San Diego.

The 53-year-old woman was crossing the road outside the San Diego Convention Center when she was struck by a car. She was taken to hospital where she later died of head injuries.

According to UT San Diego news the woman has been identified as Gisela Gagliardi, an accountant from New York who had been camping outside the Center to gain a place at the panel for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.

Gagliardi, who had been queuing since Sunday, was reportedly running across the road to maintain her place in the queue.

Lionsgate, the distributor of the popular vampire romance films, said they were saddened to hear of her death and are planning a remembrance to her during the convention.

Friends and fellow Twilight fans are posting condolences on Twitter under the #RIPTwiFanG hashtag.

Comic-Con is a popular yearly event in San Diego where fantasy and science fictions fans are able to get up close and personal with their favourite stars. It officially opens on tomorow.

-Sydney Morning Herald

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