A woman died at Ray event prior to Sedona sweat-lodge incident

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James Arthur Ray By Jennifer Thomas James Arthur Ray By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Self-help guru James Arthur Ray is making headlines once again.

He's the man at the center of the Sedona sweat-lodge death investigation.

It's being reported that a woman died at a Ray event months before the Sedona incident.

The woman, Colleen Conaway, killed herself during a retreat in San Diego back in July.

But Ray didn't tell the other participants and he even attended a black-tie event after learning about her death.

Conaway's family says there's no explanation for her death. There were no drugs or alcohol in her system.

A spokesman for James Ray International Inc. says there's no evidence the seminar contributed to her death.