Patton Oswalt Shares Heartbreaking Wisdom From 7-Year-Old Daughter Following Wife's Death

by Emily Krauser 6:50 PM PDT, May 01, 2016
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In the wake of his wife's death, Patton Oswalt shared some very wise words from his 7-year-old daughter, Alice.

The 47-year-old actor shared a heartbreaking quote from his little girl via Twitter on Sunday, following the surprising death of his wife, Michelle McNamara.

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Oswalt tweeted Alice's words, writing, "When your mom dies, you're the best memory of her. Everything you do is a memory of her." He signed the tweet with his daughter's name and age.

The comedian also shared a sweet message of his own on Friday, recalling his wife's passion for writing. "She wrote lines that stung & hummed. 13 years in her presence was happily humbling. #RIPMichelleMcNamara," he tweeted.

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McNamara, a crime writer who founded the website True Crime Diary, died on April 21, Oswalt's publicist previously confirmed to ET. She was 46.