Patton Oswalt Shares Young Daughter's Words After Wife's Sudden Death

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On May 1, Patton Oswalt shared heartbreaking words of wisdom from his daughter, 7-year-old Alice, after the sudden death of her mom, and Oswalt's wife, Michelle McNamara.

In a tweet, Oswalt wrote: "When your mom dies you're the best memory of her. Everything you do is a memory of her." -- Alice Oswalt, 7.

Oswalt has been largely silent on social media since his wife died, sending a tweet a few days after her death honoring the time they had together. The two wed in 2005 and Alice is their only child together.

As previously reported McNamara died in her sleep April 21 at 46-years-old. Her death "was a complete shock to her family and friends, who loved her dearly," Oswalt's publicist said, no cause of death has been released.


Our continued thoughts and prayers to the family.