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Candy gave so much to Sydney as an artist and I am glad that the City could play a small role in this final year of her remarkable work and life.

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Candy has been a tenant in one of our William Street Creative Live/Work Spaces since May last year, where she was working on a number of projects including a new collection of poetry.

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Candy Royalle was a Lebanese-Palestinian Australian queer storyteller who was much-loved and admired in Sydney’s performance poetry scene. She was a strong and powerful performer who last performed with her band The Freed Radicals three weeks ago.

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I was deeply saddened to hear the news that Sydney-based spoken word artist and activist Candy Royalle passed away over the weekend at the age of 37. I would like to send my condolences to her family, friends and community. https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/jun/25/a-fierce-bright-light-poet-and-activist-candy-royalle-dies-aged-37?CMP=soc_568