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

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"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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