Many people were shocked to learn of the passing of comedian Cal Wilson on Wednesday (11 October), when the 53-year-old entertainer went away after a brief fight with cancer. Wilson died from a rare condition, according to her artist management agency, Token.
Wilson was a beloved fixture on Australian television and most recently co-hosted The Great Australian Bake Off. She was also a regular guest on shows such as Thank God You’re Here, Whose Line Is it Anyway?, and Spicks and Specks.
In addition to her successful career in television, Wilson was also a prolific stand-up comedian, performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival a total of 14 times. She was also a talented writer, having published two children’s books.
Wilson’s death has left a void in the Australian comedy community, with many of her peers paying tribute to the talented star. Rove McManus called her a “shining soul … taken far far too soon from a world that adored her as much as she adored it.” Comedian Celia Pacquola described her as “quick, funny, fierce, crafty, vibrant, caring and a beacon of warmth and silliness in any room.”
Wilson’s Bake Off co-host Natalie Tran remembered her as “a beautiful person, so kind and giving and funny.” Tran said –
“Cal was like working with a Santa Clause who didn’t care if you were naughty or nice, you got presents anyway.”
“Every day she was like a cheerleader for every single person.”
She was a talented comedian, writer, and actress who brought joy to millions of people around the world. She will be deeply missed.
Cal Wilson Cause of Death Revealed
Wilson’s death from a rare form of cancer is a reminder of the devastating impact that this disease can have on people of all ages. While the exact type of cancer that Wilson succumbed to has not been disclosed, there are many rare forms of the disease that can be extremely difficult to treat.
According to the Cancer Research Institute, rare cancers are defined as those that affect fewer than 6 people in 100,000. While rare cancers account for only about 20% of all cancer cases, they can be particularly challenging to diagnose and treat.
This is because rare cancers often lack the same level of research funding and clinical trials as more common types of cancer. As a result, patients with rare cancers may have fewer treatment options available to them and may face a poorer prognosis.
Tributes Pour In for the Beloved Star
The death of Cal Wilson has been met with an outpouring of grief from her fans, friends, and colleagues. Many have taken to social media to share their memories of the talented comedian and to express their condolences to her family.
Fellow host and comedian Rhys Nicholson wrote on Instagram –
“I was always relieved to see Cal.”
“At very good gigs, very shit gigs, dinners, parties … You knew whatever was going on, it would at least be more funny, more warm and just more bloody silly because Cal was there.”
Comedian Celia Pacquola wrote –
“She was the best of us.”
“Revisiting all of the beautiful memories of her I wish it was simply Cal appreciation day (a day that should exist) rather than this heartbreaking day signifying no more new memories.”
UK-based Australian comedian Deborah Frances-White, who hosted The Guilty Feminist podcast, paid tribute to friend Wilson, who appeared on her show.
Frances-White said –
“She was joy and life and energy and wonder and kindness personified.”
“We are devastated for her family. Both her son and husband and immediate family and also her comedy family.”
Cal Wilson Obituary
Cal Wilson’s death is a tragic loss for the Australian comedy community and for the world as a whole. She was a talented comedian, writer, and actress who brought joy to millions of people. She will be deeply missed.
The death of Cal Wilson is a heartbreaking reminder of the fragility of life. She was a talented and beloved comedian who brought joy to millions of people. Her death is a loss for the entire comedy community and for the world as a whole.
I am particularly saddened by the fact that Wilson died from a rare form of cancer. Rare cancers can be extremely difficult to diagnose and treat, and they often have a poorer prognosis than more common types of cancer. This is why it is so important to continue to fund research into rare cancers and to develop new treatments for these