Patton Oswalt Pays Tribute to Late Wife Michelle McNamara
Patton Oswalt is in mourning.
On Friday (Apr. 29, 2016), the 47-year-old broke his silence and encouraged fans to make a donation to 826LA, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students with a passion of writing, in her honor. He tweeted, “She wrote lines that stung & hummed. 13 years in her presence was happily humbling.”
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 29, 2016
McNamara, who earned a degree in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame, had a passion for crime stories and started True Crime Diary to blog old cases. She also appeared on the Investigation Discovery series A Crime to Remember.
McNamara and Oswalt share a seven year-old daughter named Alice. They couple were married in 2005.
Oswalt’s publicist released a statement last week saying McNamara’s death was “a complete shock to her family and friends, who loved her dearly.” Currently, no cause of death has been given.