Comedian Candy Palmater Has Died

She was the host of 'The Candy Show' and appeared on 'Trailer Park Boys'
Comedian Candy Palmater Has Died
Comedian, actor and broadcaster Candy Palmater has died. She died on Christmas Day at the age of 53.

Palmater's wife Denise shared the news on Instagram, writing, "I have few words. Candy passed away today at home suddenly." See the post below.

Palmater had returned home a few days earlier following a stay in the hospital. She wrote on Instagram, "I am suffering from a rare condition called EGPA (eosinophilic granulomatosis with poliangitis)." EGPA is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels.

Palmater was the creator and host of The Candy Show on APTN, appeared regularly as a co-host on CTV's The Social, and spent a stint as an interim host of Q. She also hosted The Candy Palmater Show on CBC Radio and was a regular on CBC's Definitely Not the Opera.

She was also an actor who appeared on Trailer Park Boys. She was slated to act in the upcoming Run the Burbs, the new CBC show created by and starring Andrew Phung from Kim's Convenience.

She was a member of the Eel River Bar Mi'kmaw Nation in New Brunswick. She was born in Point La Nim, NB, lived in Halifax for many years, and at the time of her death was living in Toronto.