Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon was a 'joyous and independent spirit'
Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to young comedian Eurydice Dixon, remembering her as a talented performer and “remarkable” young woman with a bright future.
Tributes flowed in on Thursday for Dixon, whose body was found on Wednesday morning in Melbourne’s Princes Park. A man has been charged with her murder.
Comedian Nicky Barry said Dixon was a “joyous and independent spirit” who was dearly loved by those who met her.
“She was often someone who provided an ear and some wise words to others when they were having a hard time,” Barry said. “She was a really remarkable young woman. She was a very talented comedian. And she really had just started to find her feet as a performer.
“She had made a lot of friends on the comedy scene and was a very, very kind-hearted person. She was very dearly loved by a lot of people.”
A GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for her family had raised $10,000 at the time of publication.
“We would like her to be remembered as a really joyous and independent spirit,” Barry said. “She was very bright and very witty and she had a real passion for women’s issues and social justice. She was a very fierce feminist. She often drew upon those themes in the comedy she performed.
“We were all very sure that as a performer she had the potential to really be very successful. And she was just an all-round lovely person. She will very, very sorely missed.”
Comedian Julia Morris described Dixon as an “important and funny voice” on Twitter, saying she was “absolutely shattered” to hear of her death.
The Highlander Bar in Melbourne’s CBD, where Dixon performed on Tuesday night, said she was a “remarkable, talented, kind, unique and universally loved person”.
“The entire staff are shattered and heartbroken,” they said. “Our heart goes out to her family, the comedy community and everyone else who knew and loved her. She will be remembered fondly and sadly missed.”
A 19-year-old man from Broadmeadows, Jaymes Todd, is in custody, and has been charged with one count of rape and one count of murder. Police allege he attacked Dixon on Tuesday night as she was making her way home after performing at a comedy show.
He faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday and was remanded to reappear in court on October 3.
Comedian Julia Morris described Eurydice Dixon, whose body was found in Melbourne’s Prince’s Park, as ‘an important and funny voice’.