Comic-Con 2012: ‘Twilight’ writer says death of fan has been ‘devastating’

Meriah Doty
Movie Talk

"Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer says she is sad that the franchise is ending, but is even more blue over the recent death of a fan.

During an interview with Yahoo! Movies at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, Meyer took a moment to remember the 53-year-old "Twilight" fan who was tragically and accidentally killed after being hit by a car in front of the city's conference halls on Tuesday.

Like many "Twilight" fans at the conference, and other members of the "Twilight" cast -- including Kellan Lutz -- Meyer wore a black ribbon: "I'm wearing this because of the horrible accident that happened...with Gisela [Gagliardi]... All of this is fun and then all of a sudden that just really puts it in perspective -- what's really important," she told Yahoo! Movies after a discussion about her upcoming alien film "The Host" -- based on her book of the same name.

"Of course, everyone's thoughts and prayers are with her family. It has been really devastating," she said.

Regarding this year's Comic-Con marking the beginning of the end of "Twilight," Meyer said (earlier in the interview): "Today has been sad, and it's only going to get worse. When we get to the premiere and I know that I'm not going to see Kristen and Rob and Taylor again, or, for who knows how long... They have been my companions for quite a while now and we're breaking up. It's really sad!"

Watch Stephenie Meyer discuss the black ribbon she wore:

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2': Stephenie Meyer at Comic-Con

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