Following the news that New Zealand-born comedian Cal Wilson has passed away, tributes from titans of the industry have been flowing in.
Wilson's management confirmed today that she died following a short illness.
She passed away surrounded by family and friends at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She was just 53, and is survived by her husband Chris and teenage son Digby.
A statement from her team read: "We are devastated to share the news. Cal's generosity, talent and friendship have been constants in the Australian comedy scene for the last 20 years. Cal was loved by her family, friends, fans and peers and a huge hole has been torn in the heart of our community."