Canadian singer Taylor Mitchell dies after coyote attack

Thursday October 29, 2009

Up-and-coming folk musician Taylor Mitchell died on Wednesday in a Halifax hospital as a result of injuries sustained after two coyotes pounced on her.

The Toronto native was hiking alone in Cape Breton Highlands National Park on Tuesday when the incident occurred, leaving her in critical condition.

"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.

Photo: taylormitchell.ca

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