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Cal Wilson Obituary News; Cal Wilson Death – Cause of Death

Cal Wilson, the New Zealand standup comedian who became a mainstay on Australian television over a 20-year career, has died at the age of 53.

Her death was confirmed in a statement released by her artist management agency. She died on Wednesday “surrounded by family and friends after a short illness at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney”, the statement read.

“Cal’s generosity, talent and friendship have been constants in the Australian comedy scene for the last twenty years. Cal was loved by her family, friends, fans and peers and a huge hole has been torn in the heart of our community.”

Wilson was born in 1970 in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she began her comedy career in 1990 as a founding member of the improv group The Court Jesters. In 1994, she won the world theatresports title as part of the New Zealand team.

The accolades continued: in 1997, Wilson won the inaugural Billy T award, a New Zealand prize given to emerging comedians. In 2000 she was named best comedian by the Auckland-based magazine Metro.

Wilson moved to Melbourne in 2003, two years after winning the best newcomer award at the Melbourne international comedy festival, where she became a constant fixture, performing 14 shows over her career and serving as a board member.

“I can’t believe what I’m reading,” wrote TV presenter Grant Denyer. “How unbelievably sad. The most tender, kind, generous and talented performer I’ve ever had the pleasure to work alongside. This is devastating.”

Dylan Alcott, former Australian of the Year, wrote: “Absolutely devastating. Cal you are such a beautiful person who always had time for everyone. Was always a pleasure anytime I got to work next to you.”

Words fall short of expressing our grief for your loss, as we mourn with family and friends for this great loss. We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of this promising being. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. Please receive our heartfelt condolences.

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