Cal Wilson, one of Australia’s most beloved comedians, sadly passed away in early October. Just over a month after her tragic passing, Cal Wilson’s husband has shared a touching tribute to the beloved comedian.
Wilson passed away after a short battle with a “rare and aggressive form of cancer” at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney on October 11th. She was just 53 years old.
Her sudden death sent shockwaves through the entertainment world. News of her passing left fans and colleagues alike reeling, as they mourned the loss of a talented and charismatic entertainer whose humour touched the hearts of many.
Just over a month on, her husband Chris Woods has left a tender message on her Instagram page paying tribute to his wife and revealing the true depth of the heartbreak he and his 14 year-old son, Digby, are having to endure.
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“It’s been a month today since we lost you, my darling Cal. Not a moment passes without Digby and I thinking about you and the amazing, beautiful wife, mother, best friend and human being we have lost.
“The pain of losing you is something I’ve never experienced, and it’s impossible for me to put into words how Digby and I have been feeling,” Woods wrote.
Fans, followers and friends were quick to rally behind the grief-stricken Woods. Commenters expressed their heartfelt condolences, love, and support:
“Love you both so much.”
“We are all forever changed by Cal. Throw the curtains wide indeed.”
“Keep shining wherever you may beautiful Cal our hearts and home will forever be open to Chris and Dig.”
“Thinking of you both all the time and magnificent Cal.”
“Beautiful words from beautiful people. Cal was one in a billion and will show us how to live the best life possible long after she is gone. “If you can do something good for someone then why wouldn’t you?” Sending you and Digby big hugs and lots of love.”
“Missing this beautiful maniac so much. Sending all my love to you, Chris and Digby.”
Wilson was born in Christchurch, New Zealand on October 5th, 1970. Her journey as an entertainer began in 2003 when she relocated to Melbourne and starred in the acclaimed sketch show, Skithouse.
Her comedic abilities soon catapulted her into the ranks of Australia’s most celebrated comedians where she was seen in popular shows such as Good News Week and Would I Lie to You. She even headlined her own stand-up special on Netflix.
She appeared 14 times at the Melbourne Comedy festival and even served as a distinguished board member.
Most recently, she charmed audiences as the co-host of The Great Australian Bake Off for Foxtel, a project she was actively engaged in when she was initially hospitalised.
Her versatility shone through as she hosted ABC’s Sleuth 101, along with an impressive repertoire of appearances on shows such as The Project, Celebrity Name Game, Show Me the Movie!, Would I Lie to You? Australia, Have You Been Paying Attention?, Hughesy We Have a Problem, Slide Show, Rove Live, Dancing with the Stars, The Wedge, and Kitty Is Not a Cat.