Cal Wilson’s Husband Shares Heartbreaking Tribute Following Comedian’s Death From Cancer At 53: ‘We Miss You So Much’
Cal Wilson died in October at the age of 53 after a battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
On Saturday, her husband, Chris Woods, shared a touching tribute to the comedian on her Instagram page, discussing the grief he and the couple’s son, Digby, are feeling.
“It’s been a month today since we lost you, my sweet Cal,” he began the post.
“Not a moment goes by without Digby and I thinking of you and the wonderful, beautiful wife, mother, best friend and human being we have lost,” he continued.
“The pain of losing you is something I have never experienced, and it is impossible for me to put into words how Digby and I have felt.”
Cal Wilson (pictured) died in October at the age of 53 after a battle with a rare form of cancer. On Saturday, her husband Chris Woods shared a touching tribute to the comedian on Instagram
“It’s been a month today since we lost you, my sweet Cal,” he began the post. “Not a moment goes by without Digby and I thinking of you and the wonderful, beautiful wife, mother, best friend and human being we lost.” Pictured with husband Chris
“Although Digby and I remain in a world that continues to turn, for us it is a world that has changed forever. You brought us light, love and laughter every second of the day. The words, the crazy voices, the jokes and the love. So much love. We miss you so much.’
Chris concluded, “The outpouring of love towards you has floored us. We would like to thank everyone for the beautiful messages and for sharing their stories about Cal.
“These are memories and memories we will cherish forever, and something Digby can look back on with fondness – and pride – of his incredible mother for years to come. We thank everyone for their love and support. Open those curtains wide.’
Cal was suffering from a rare and aggressive form of cancer when she died aged 53, Ny Breaking Australia reports.
Wilson was surrounded by loved ones when she passed away at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.
The comedian, who lived in Melbourne, was in Sydney filming The Great Australian Bake Off when she was admitted to hospital.
It is understood that Wilson was secretly battling cancer and only revealed the details of her illness to close family and friends.
She was hospitalized for two weeks before her death, with entertainment reporter Peter Ford suggesting the cancer was related to her lungs.
Cal is pictured at the 19th Annual Helpmann Awards in 2019
In the hours after her death was announced, Great Australian Bake Off judge Darren Purchase said the comedian looked “very ill” the last time he saw her.
“I’m sorry this happened to such a good person, and I can’t get out of my mind the last time I saw her when she was very sick,” he wrote.
“I wish I could give her a hug and tell her how much she means to me and so many people.”
In a haunting interview on the Bakeology podcast just months before her death, her close friend Adam Miller asked Wilson which son Digby would remind her of.
The moment suggested her friends knew about her battle with cancer, even though she had kept it hidden from the public.
Cal said she hoped her son Digby (pictured together) would remember their weekends together making pancakes during a moving interview in August
“What do you think Digby will remind you of?” Molenaar asked.
“I think it’ll be for pancakes because that’s a pretty normal weekend thing,” Cal replied.
She also joked about the amount of fun the pair had during their baking sessions.
“And when you serve the pancakes, you throw them like a frisbee, the first couple, and then when you go to put maple syrup on them, obviously you don’t do that,” she said.
‘We make a lot of gingerbread together. Well, we start making it together, and he runs off with the lump of dough, like any good kid should do,” she joked.
Cal Wilson also worked as a radio and television host, actress and author
Wilson had spoken about her great love for her husband, who works in education.
“Chris is friendly and a man of his word,” Wilson explained earlier this year.
“One night when he couldn’t make it to a performance, he told me he had to leave because he wanted to see one of his students run cross country. “I thought, ‘Wow, here’s a man who chose to become a teacher not because of the money, but because he really loves it,’” she added.
Wilson met him at a bar in the hip Melbourne suburb of Northcote.
‘I was getting over a bad relationship at the time and we met at a mutual friend’s gig. I thought, ‘He could be a great fling.’ Twenty years later, we are still together with a 14-year-old son,” she told The Sydney Morning Herald in July.
Wilson had also worked as a radio and television host, actress and author. She starred in TV shows Spicks and Specks, Would I Lie To You and Good News Week.