A fan of the adventure films and novel series 'Twilight' has tragically been killed as she attended a convention that featured the franchise as one of its exhibitions. The 53 year-old woman was on her way to wait in a line at the San Diego Convention Center for a panel about the books and movies when she was struck down by a car, according to Fox News. Somewhat more tragically, the woman had reportedly been in line for the panel since Sunday, with the event reportedly set to feature Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, not scheduled to take place until tomorrow (July 12, 2012).

"The 53-year-old woman ran into the middle of Harbor Drive and tried to stop in her tracks but it was too late," said San Diego Police LT. Andra Brown. The 67-year-old driver who hit her cooperated with investigators and will not be cited, according to the officer.

The news means that the convention is set to be a sombre one, with some 100,000 pop-culture fans expected to visit the arena over the weekend. 'Twilight' distributors Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment put out a statement that read "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. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim's family and friends. She will be respectfully remembered this Thursday in Hall H."