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Beloved Comedian Cal Wilson Posthumously Honored at AACTAs

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Beloved Comedian Cal Wilson Posthumously Honored At Aactas

Beloved Australian comedian Cal Wilson was posthumously honored at the prestigious Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTAs) awards ceremony.

Cal’s husband, Chris Woods, and their 14-year-old son, Digby, emotionally accepted the award for Best Comedy Performer on behalf of Cal, who passed away in October 2023.

During the ceremony, Chris delivered a touching speech expressing how proud Cal would have been of the achievement.

He fondly recalled Cal’s time as the host of the popular TV show, The Great Australian Bake Off, describing it as a dream gig for her. Chris specifically mentioned Cal’s joy in working with co-hosts Nat and Darren, along with the entire Bake Off team.

Chris further expressed gratitude for the recognition of Cal’s talent and dedication to the entertainment industry.

The audience was moved to tears as Chris reflected on his late wife’s impact and legacy in the industry.

Acknowledging the four-month anniversary of Cal’s passing, Chris shared the profound void her absence had left in their lives, thanking everyone for honoring her memory at the awards.

As Chris and Digby left the stage, the audience rose to their feet in a heartfelt standing ovation, a testament to the enduring love and respect for Cal Wilson.

Cal Wilson, a beloved figure in the Australian entertainment scene, tragically lost her battle with a rare and progressive form of cancer at the age of 54, as reported by the Daily Telegraph.

One month after her passing, Chris took to social media platform Instagram to express his profound grief and appreciation for the overwhelming support from friends and fans during their time of loss.

In a poignant message, Chris highlighted the everlasting impact of Cal’s light, laughter, and love, affirming the deep sense of loss felt by him and Digby in her absence.

Rachel Adams

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