Patton Oswalt posts moving message on Twitter in honor of his late wife Michelle McNamara

McNamara died suddenly in her sleep last month at the age of 46

By Scott Eric Kaufman
May 23, 2016 7:27PM (UTC)
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Comedian Patton Oswalt hasn't been shy about sharing his grief after the unexpected death of his wife, crime-writer Michelle McNamara, last month, and on Monday morning, he posted a moving reminder of what he's lost:

He's previously noted that:

Earlier in the month, Oswalt spoke to People about the outpouring of support he's received since her death.


"They have – with no exaggerating – saved my life. Saved my daughter's life," he said, "and crystalized Michelle's memory into a flame that warms rather than burns."

"I will never, ever be able to repay her and my family's generosity and my friend's selflessness. It's beyond me being able to articulate except to say an awed, 'Thank you.'"

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