Celebrities and fellow comedians are expressing their shock and heartache over the untimely death of Patton Oswalt’s brilliant writer wife Michelle McNamara. They’re sending their love to him via Twitter so keep reading for what they had to say.
The comedy world is rallying around one of their own as Patton Oswalt, 47, has lost his beloved wife Michelle McNamara. The True Crime Diary founder was only 46-years old when she passed away in her sleep Apr. 22 at the couple’s Los Angeles home. Read on for the heartbreaking words of support his fellow comedians are giving him.
Normally Patton’s Twitter account is a place we turn to when we want a good laugh, but it was radio silent Apr. 22 after his wife of 10 years Michelle died. The death seems to be sudden and unexpected as he was cracking his usual jokes just the day before. Not only that, his friends in the world of comedy are reacting to Michelle’s passing with complete and utter shock so whatever took her life was something that apparently no one saw coming.
Michelle was a brilliantly talented crime writer who founded the website True Crime Diary. She earned a master’s degree in creative writing but found unsolved crime stories to be her true calling. She started the site after she realized she spent so many hours of her free time researching cases that she thought it would be a good idea to have a place to share that information.
Patton is absolutely beloved in the comedy world between his years in standup as well as his TV appearances on shows like Veep, American Dad!, and narrating ABC’s The Goldberg’s. The news of Michelle’s sudden passing as caused an outpouring of love for him among his colleagues:
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) April 23, 2016
Totally devastated for one of my all time favorites. Praying for you tonight Patton. We are here for you. https://t.co/XWzPHUICfX
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) April 23, 2016
My heart is heavy for you @pattonoswalt I can't.
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) April 23, 2016
My heart goes to the Oswalt family.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) April 23, 2016
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 23, 2016
Sending you so much love friend. @pattonoswalt
— Heather Matarazzo (@HeatherMatarazz) April 23, 2016
My heart and thoughts and best wishes go out to @pattonoswalt and his family.
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) April 23, 2016
My heart goes out to @pattonoswalt
and his family.
We love you man
— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) April 23, 2016
If you love @pattonoswalt , now would be a good time to let him know.
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) April 23, 2016
Such sad, heartbreaking news about Michelle McNamara. Sending lots of love to @pattonoswalt. So, so sorry.
— Eugene Mirman (@EugeneMirman) April 23, 2016
Deepest condolences to my friend @pattonoswalt on news of his wife Michelle's passing. Keeping him and little Alice in thought & prayer
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) April 23, 2016
Michelle McNamara – utter shock. My heart is broken for @pattonoswalt , their daughter, friends and family. Be there for each other.
— buckleystuff (@buckleystuff) April 23, 2016
Endlessly sad for my friend Patton and little Alice. RIP Michelle McNamara. 2😢16
— Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) April 22, 2016
Our deepest condolences go out to Patton and his family during this tragic time.