The annual San Diego Comic-Con International draws hundreds of thousands of fans to the San Diego area every year, but a tragic pedestrian accident has cast a dark shadow over this year’s convention, according to sources.
A woman attending this year’s convention, which ran from July 12-15, was struck by a car as she was crossing within a crosswalk against a red light, according to the San Diego Police Department. The victim was Gisela Gagliardi, a 53-year old fan of the Twilight series.
“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,” read a statement released by Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment. “Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends. She will be respectfully remembered this Thursday in Hall H.”
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