Thursday, 29 October 2009

Canadian Folk Singer Dies Following Coyote Attack

Up-and-coming Canadian folk musician Taylor Mitchell has died as a result of injuries sustained after two coyotes attacked her in a Canadian National Park.

The 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Toronto was hiking alone in Cape Breton Highlands National Park on Tuesday when the incident occurred, leaving her in a critical condition. She was taken to hospital in Halifax, but died yesterday morning (October 28).

"Words can't begin to express the sadness and tragedy of losing such a sweet, compassionate, vibrant, and phenomenally talented young woman," said Lisa Weitz, Taylor's manager.

The artist had been touring Canada's east coast in support of her debut album, For Your Consideration, which had earned her a nomination for a 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award in the Young Performer of the Year category.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this coyote attack is especially strange to me since I've lived around coyotes my whole life without any issues (in AZ) - they seem to be afraid of people