18, 19 years old, the age differs from account to account, Taylor Mitchell, an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Toronto, died this morning after she was attacked by two coyotes while hiking alone on the spectacular Skyline Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park yesterday.
It was a fluke of sorts and has made her a world wide personality but not in the way that she envisioned.
Mary Vallis in the National Post wrote that "Ms. Mitchell's MySpace and Facebook pages indicate she was on tour in the Maritimes on her 'Atlantic Winds and Sea Shanties' tour. Earlier this month she was nominated for the Canadian Folk Music Awards' Young Performer of the Year."
Say a prayer.