So sad! Comedian Patton Oswalt’s wife Michelle McNamara has died suddenly and she was only 46-years-old! Keep reading for details on the crime writer’s untimely passing.
Our hearts are breaking for comedian Patton Oswalt, 47. His true crime writer wife Michelle McNamara is dead at the way too young age of only 46. No cause of death was given for the True Crime Diary founder, only that as she passed away in her sleep Apr. 22 at the Los Angeles home she shared with her husband.
The death must have been a sudden one, as Patton as he was cracking jokes on his always hilarious Twitter account up through the night of Apr. 21. The couple married in 2005 and have a seven-year-old daughter named Alice.
Michelle was best known for founding the website True Crime Diary, which she started after deciding that her own personal fascination with investigating unsolved crimes might be better shared. The site looks find the angle others have overlooked – a suspect’s revealing online activities, for instance, or a similarity between cases that hasn’t been made public yet.
In a 2007 online interview, Michelle revealed “It’s the ones that really don’t get that much attention that interest me because I think what’s interesting about them is there’s more stuff to be unearthed that hasn’t been in the public yet and you can do it.” Michelle graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Minnesota.
Her incredibly hilarious husband Patton is prolific stand-up comedian and actor, who as appeared on numerous TV shows including Veep, American Dad, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The King of Queens,. He also serves as the narrator on ABC’s comedy The Goldbergs. He’s appeared in films such as Young Adult, Magnolia, Starsky & Hutch and most notably voiced Remy in Pixar’s smash Ratatouille.
Our thoughts go out to Patton and his family.