Taylor Mitchell, a rising star out of Canada, was only 19 years old when she was killed by a pack of wild coyotes Tuesday afternoon. She was hiking alone in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Highlands National Park when the innocent occurred.
Mitchell was a Young Performer of the Year nominee for next month's Canadian Folk Music Awards. Her music was said to be deeply influenced by nature and many referred to her as a "seasoned naturalist."
"If there can be any comfort at all, it is knowing that Taylor was doing two of the things she loved most, sharing story and song on the road and spending time in nature's fold," her manager, Lisa Weitz tells CNN. "She loved the woods and had a deep affinity for their beauty and serenity."
Her mother, Emily Mitchell, made a statement Thursday about the coyotes that took her daughter's life away.
"When the decision had been made to kill the pack of coyotes, I clearly heard Taylor's voice say, 'please don't, this is their space.' She wouldn't have wanted their demise, especially as a result of her own. She was passionate about animals, was an environmentalist and was also planning to volunteer at the Toronto Wildlife Centre in the coming months"
Taylor Mitchell's music can be heard on her MySpace page.
Below is a video tribute of her song "Don't know I got here."