Filmmakers promise to remember fan killed outside Comic-Con
The makers of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" promised Tuesday that a 53-year-old woman killed outside the San Diego Convention Center on the eve of Comic-Con will be "respectfully remembered" at a panel discussion of the movie.
The woman, whose name has not been released by officials, was killed Tuesday morning as she attempted to cross Harbor Boulevard to return to her spot in line outside the convention center. Like many other fans, she was determined to gain admittance to the "Twilight" panel discussion.
She was walking against the light when she stumbled and fell. She was struck by a vehicle driven by a 67-year-old woman. The driver was not cited.
Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment issued a statement saying that they "and the entire Twilight community are saddened by the death of a Comic-Con fan...Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim's family and friends. She will be respectfully remembered this Thursday in Hall H."
The Twilight franchise, mixing romance and vampires, and starring Kristen Stewart, has enjoyed enormous popularity. The latest movie is set for release in November.
The woman had been camped outside the convention center since Sunday.
--Tony Perry in San Diego