Patton Oswalt Celebrates His Late Wife's Posthumous Book: 'You Did It, Baby'
By Alex Ungerman
Patton Oswalt is honoring his late wife through her work.
The 49-year-old comedian, who lost his first wife, Michelle McNamara, to a "combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart condition," in April 2016, celebrated the posthumous release of her book, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, on Tuesday, with a heartfelt tweet that brought tears to more than a few fans' eyes.
"You did it, baby. The book is excellent, the writing brilliant," Oswalt wrote. "You tried to bring kindness to chaos, which was your way. #IllBeGoneInTheDark #MichelleMcNamara."
The comments were immediately flooded with replies, including from Mae Whitman, who shared a bushel of heart emojis followed by, "cannot wait to read."
Another commenter tweeted, "I was doing fine until I read the word 'perfect.' What a great way to honor her," which was replied to with, "This, exactly this. Now I'm all tears."