News Patton Oswalt Shares Heartbreaking Wisdom From 7-Year-Old Daughter Following Wife's Death By Emily Krauser 6:50 PM PDT, May 1, 2016 Getty Images 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. NEWS: Michelle McNamara, Crime Writer and Wife of Patton Oswalt, Dies at 46Oswalt 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. "When your mom dies you're the best memory of her. Everything you do is a memory of her." -- Alice Oswalt, 7— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 1, 2016The 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.She wrote lines that stung & hummed. 13 years in her presence was happily humbling. #RIPMichelleMcNamarahttps://t.co/bSYWFFD8NY— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 29, 2016PHOTOS: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years 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.