Patton Oswalt Remembers Late Wife Michelle McNamara With Touching Tweet Days After Her Death

Patton Oswalt and Michelle McNamara arrive at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Patton Oswalt and Michelle McNamara arrive at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. Lester Cohen/WireImage

Patton Oswalt addressed his wife Michelle McNamara’s sudden and tragic death for the first time on Friday, April 29, a little more than a week after she passed away.

“She wrote lines that stung & hummed. 13 years in her presence was happily humbling. #RIPMichelleMcNamara,” the comedian tweeted, along with a link to make a donation in her name to 826LA, a nonprofit writing and tutoring organization that offers homework help and writing workshops for kids.

McNamara, a writer and founder of the website True Crime Diary, died in her sleep at the age of 46 on April 21. Oswalt’s rep told the Associated Press at the time that her death came as a complete shock to their family.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it might be months until officials know why McNamara died.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner's office, explained to THR that the medical examiner's office is backed up with cases, but that tests, including a toxicology report, are ongoing.

The Veep actor and crime writer married in 2005 and are parents to 7-year-old daughter Alice. 

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